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Level 33 Entertainment to Unleash Virus-Centric Thriller Flashburn This December

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"Wes Nolan can save millions of lives... if he can save himself first." The clock starts ticking as Sean Patrick Flannery searches for a crucial cure to a deadly disease in Flashburn, a new thriller coming to VOD platforms beginning December 5th from Level 33 Entertainment:

Press Release: Los Angeles (CA) –Level 33 Entertainment has announced today the upcoming release of the Sci-Fi Thriller feature film Flashburn from Smoke Hammer Media starring Sean Patrick Flannery (The Boondock Saints, The Evil Within, & Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Cameron Richardson (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Rise: Blood Hunter, & Holy Ghost People), Roman (Lawrence) McPherson (Parallel: Dimension Under Siege, Manglehorn, & Beyond Darkness), Nick Stevenson (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”, The Son, & The Long Road Home), Jordan Kimley (Couples Retreat, Wedding Pact, & Street Millionaire), Justin Fischer (ABC’s “American Crime”, & The Executioners) & Ladon Drummond (Johnny’s Gone, 200 Degrees, & Game Of Death). The film will available
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Horror Highlights: Jordan Peele to Receive CinemaCon Award, Other Madnesses, Kill The Minotaur, Raised By Wolves, The Quiet Hour

It's been announced that Jordan Peele (Get Out) will be the recipient of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato)'s "CinemaCon Director of the Year" award. Congrats, Mr. Peele! Also in today's Highlights: Other Madnesses trailer and release details, Kill The Minotaur, Raised by Wolves, and The Quiet Hour.

Jordan Peele to Receive CinemaCon Director of the Year Award: Press Release: Washington D.C. (March 20, 2017) – Jordan Peele, the breakthrough writer/director of Universal Pictures’ smash “Get Out,” will receive the “CinemaCon® Director of the Year,” it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato), will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Peele will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony, which takes place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace,
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The Butcher Brothers’ A Beginners Guide to Snuff Gets a Poster and Trailer

One look at the image above and you’d be forgiven for expecting the accompanying film to be something along the lines of 8Mm 3: Shaving Leather, but looks can often be deceiving. A Beginners Guide to Snuff is actually a dark comedy, and this synopsis should clarify if it’s dark or comedic enough for your own personal tastes. Mitchell Altieri (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind, Holy Ghost People) channels the filmmakers of the ’70s and ’80s in this homage to splatter exploitation films. Two brothers, desperate to break into the world of television and film, decide to enter a horror movie contest. And what could be more horrifying than the elusive snuff film? Of course, they won’t actually kill someone on camera—all they’re going to do is kidnap an actress, torture her, and make her think she’s going to die. What could possibly go wrong? Charming
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The Night Watchmen: Director Of Holy Ghost People Is Back With A New Horror Comedy

Mitchell Altieri, one half of The Butcher Brothers (The Violent Kind and The Hamiltons) and director of Holy Ghost People, has started on his next film, a horror comedy called The Night Watchmen. The story and screenplay were written by Ken Arnold and Dan DeLuca, who both have parts in the film, and Jamie Nash. The cast is being led by James Remar (Dexter), which also includes the aforementioned Ken Arnold (House of Cards) and Dan DeLuca (Veep). They are joined by Kevin Jiggetts (Castle), Max Gray Wilbur (How to Get Away With Murder), Kara Luiz (MTV's Jerks With Cameras), Diona Reasonover (the upcoming Buzzy's), Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2), Rain Pryor (Head of the Class) and Matt Servitto (Banshee).In the film, written by DeLuca and Jamie...

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Emma Greenwell

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Emma Greenwell
Shameless star Emma Greenwell has joined the growing cast of Cross Creek and Universal's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Lily James and Sam Riley are playing Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, characters from the original novel Jane Austen, which is given a genre twist in the "expanded" version from author Seth Grahame-Smith. This new story shows how Elizabeth's quest for love is stunted by a zombie outbreak. Emma Greenwell is playing the sister of Douglas Booth's character, with Bella Heathcote and Jack Huston also starring.

Burr Steers is directing from a script he co-wrote with David O. Russell, who was attached to direct at one point in the project's lengthy development process. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Natalie Portman, Sean McKittrick, Annette Savitch, Marc Butan and Tyler Thompson. Production is scheduled to begin later this month, with Cross Creek and Universal Pictures producing and distributing.

Emma Greenwell most recently starred in Holy Ghost People.
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Rhys Coiro & Joe Egender Join History’s ‘Texas Rising’

Rhys Coiro (Hostages) and Joe Egender (Hunger) have landed lead roles in History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) is exec producing the project, which will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Coiro will play Vern Elwood opposite Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Egender will play Beans Wilkins, a Ranger who is always hungry and looking for his next meal. Coiro, repped by UTA, Untitled, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, also has been tapped for a recurring arc on Netflix’s Lilyhammer. On the feature side, he will reprise his role as Billy Walsh in Doug Ellin’s upcoming Entourage pic. Egender recurred on Fox’s Alcatraz and American Horror Story: Asylum. He also wrote, produced and starred in indie Holy Ghost People
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Project of the Day: 'New'

Project of the Day: 'New'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "New" Tweetable Logline: An elderly couple are revived from cryonic suspension to face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future. Elevator Pitch: An elderly couple, cryonically preserved at death, are revived in the distant future. Hugh and Candace awaken to find their minds and memories are intact, but now reside inside freshly-cloned, 20-year-old bodies. What unfolds is a drama, spiked with humor, as the two come to grips with the joys and challenges of a second life. What will they do with this second chance? Production Team: John Harden - Writer/Director (La Vie D'Un Chien - The Life Of A Dog) Don R. Lewis
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Holy Ghost People DVD Release Details

Holy Ghost People recently saw a VOD and theatrical release, and it has been announced that the DVD version will be available next month.

Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister’s fate.”

Holy Ghost People was directed by Mitchell Altieri, written by Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, Kevin Artigue, and Joe Egender. The movie stars Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson. XLrator Media is distributing the movie and it will be released on April 8th. We’ve included a look at the trailer below and you can check out our review at:

http://dailydead.com/review-holy-ghost-people/

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Climb Sugar Mountain When Holy Ghost People Arrives on DVD this April

After a strong premiere at last year's SXSW Film Festival and currently available on VOD/iTunes, The Butcher Brothers' Holy Ghost People (review here) is arriving on DVD from XLrator Media next month, April 8th to be exact.

The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers).

Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson star.

Synopsis

Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate.

Special Features

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See Holy Ghost People in Thriller’s DVD, Trailer and Photo Releases

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See Holy Ghost People in Thriller’s DVD, Trailer and Photo Releases
Be prepared to see ‘Holy Ghost People’ when XLrator Media releases the thriller on April 8 on DVD. The drama has also released a trailer and photos, so audiences can uncover the truth behind the wild world of Appalachian snake-handling churches. The thriller is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains. During her search, she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister’s fate. Mitchell Altieri, the co-writer and director of ‘The Hamiltons’ and ‘The Thompsons,’ returns to the thriller genre with the release of ‘Holy Ghost People.’ He reunited with his ‘The Hamiltons’ co-scribe, Joe [ Read More ]

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These Holy Ghost People Have Something to Hide: A Movie Review

Director: Mitchell Altieri. Writers: Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores. Cast: Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender, Brendan McCarthy, Cameron Richardson and Don Harvey. Holy Ghost People is a dramatic thriller from the Butcher Brothers: Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores. Mostly known for their horror features, the Butcher Bros. have created a spiritual thriller in their latest title. Holy Ghost People is primarily told through the eyes of Charlotte (Emma Greenwell) and her search for her sister, Liz. Charlotte's obvious strength and vulnerability create a complex character as director Altieri captures all of the tension onscreen in a compelling manner. Holy Ghost People is one of the best small thrillers this film fan has seen so far this year. The story for the film involves Charlotte's search for her drug-addicted sister, Liz. Liz was last seen heading for the Church of the One Accord. So, Charlotte enlists the help of an ex-Marine,
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Exclusive Interview with Holy Ghost People’s Joe Egender

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For Holy Ghost People, co-writer/producer/star Joe Egender successfully donned many hats during production on the southern gothic thriller with long-time collaborator and the film’s director, Mitchell Altieri. The film premiered last year during the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and recently arrived in limited theaters and is also currently available on VOD and iTunes courtesy of XLrator Media.

Daily Dead recently chatted with Egender about his experiences working on the film and with Altieri, his thoughts on Brother Billy as a villain and much more.

Thanks so much for taking time to chat today. I really enjoyed Holy Ghost People last year at SXSW and I’m glad to see it getting released now.

Joe Egender: Thanks so much. We’ve done a lot with the film since Austin and we’ve been very fortunate to have had a lot of great responses to the film so far.
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American Horror Story's Lily Rabe Joins Jessica Alba In The Veil

With HBO.s True Detective currently winning over critics and audiences, along with Mitchell Altieri.s Holy Ghost People and Ti West.s The Sacrament's recent and upcoming releases, it.s clearly a popular time for religious cult thrillers. Jason Blum.s microbudget genre film mill Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures recently performed the ancient ritual to hop on that bandwagon with The Veil, and American Horror Story.s Lily Rabe is the latest to sign on, joining the previously cast Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane. This is excellent news, as Rabe was consistently one of the most enjoyable parts about these last two seasons of the FX anthology series. Directed by Gridiron Gang filmmaker Phil Joanou, The Veil has a foundation in the religious cult called Heaven.s Veil, whose members all simultaneously committed suicide decades ago. In the present day, a documentarian (Alba) wants to discover the
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Review: Indie Thriller 'Holy Ghost People'

Is there a prequel to the new indie “Holy Ghost People” that we should see beforehand? Maybe a television show? It’s the only reason we can possibly engender any sentiment for the overfamiliarity shown to certain characters at the start of the film. The very first scene of this southern gothic thriller finds a man disoriented on a couch in his trailer, nursing bruises and a hangover. When he is on his two feet, he stumbles into a dark-haired girl cavalierly getting out of the shower, his shower, with the door open. When she teases him, there’s playful erotic heat, and it feels like the opening to a classic noir. This thread of temptation between the two of them is roughly abandoned as we learn their stories. He’s Wayne (Brendan McCarthy), a former soldier, now a broke and alcoholic nowhere man who wakes on unfamiliar furniture. And
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The Holy Ghost People Are Preaching Their Maniacal Gospel in This Image Gallery

XLrator Media's latest film from The Butcher Brothers, entitled Holy Ghost People (review), is now in limited theatrical release; and we have an entire image gallery full of their weird beliefs right here for you, free of any threats which may come via snakebite.

The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers).

Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson star.

XLrator Media also released Holy Ghost People on VOD and iTunes on February 18th.

Synopsis

Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate.

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Exclusive: 'Holy Ghost People' Clip

Exclusive: 'Holy Ghost People' Clip
A teenager gets much more than she bargained for when coming across a snake-handling cult in Holy Ghost People, which opened in theaters today from XLRator Media and is also available on iTunes and VOD formats. Emma Greenwell stars as Charlotte, who is searching for her missing sister deep in the Applachian Mountains when she encounters a group of religious fanatics known as the Church of One Accord. We have an exclusive clip from this thriller, which shows Charlotte and Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) entering the church for their first time, where they get a look at the charismatic leader Brother Billy (Joe Egender).

Holy Ghost People was released February 21st, 2014 and stars Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender, Brendan McCarthy, Cameron Richardson, Don Harvey, Roger Aaron Brown, James Lowe, Jason Benjamin. The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri.
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Review: Holy Ghost People Sadly Slips From Scary To Silly

For the first hour or so, Mitchell Altieri's Holy Ghost People is a tense backwoods thriller centered around a small charismatic Christian community somewhere in the Appalachian mountains. Once that hour is up, though, things turn a bit wacky and the film devolves into something significantly less tense and more simplistic. A film is only as good as its ending, and Holy Ghost People really had me going up until the ludicrous finale that conjures memories of some other great films, just rehashed and with less style. What went wrong? Just enough. However, there is more to the film than just the last fifteen minutes, which is perhaps why that last section is so frustrating. Holy Ghost People begins in a trailer, naturally, where the...

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Watch This Exclusive Clip From Holy Ghost People

With the arrival of Mitchell Altieri's Southern Gothic thriller Holy Ghost People on February 18th on VOD and in cinemas on the 21st we have been given an exclusive clip to share with you. Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate....

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Exclusive Clip from Holy Ghost People

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Holy Ghost People will be released to VOD services on February 18th and we’ve been provided with an exclusive clip from the movie:

Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister’s fate.”

Holy Ghost People was directed by Mitchell Altieri, written by Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, Kevin Artigue, and Joe Egender. The movie stars Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson.

XLrator Media is distributing the movie and it will first be released to VOD on February 18th. A limited theatrical release will start on February 21st and we expect a Blu-ray/DVD release down the line, although it has not yet been officially announced.

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Review: Holy Ghost People

Faith can be viewed judgmentally from those not associated with religion, but for those practicing, it’s as normal as anything else they do throughout the day. Belief in a higher power, from whatever religious foundation one may claim, requires a large amount of blind faith. Though there are some religious groups that claim healing powers and the ability to perform miracles all meant to propose visual validation of faith.

Holy Ghost People, directed by one half of the Butcher Brothers, Mitchell Altieri, explores the more extreme approaches of faith with a film focused on a young girl looking for her sister she believes has been kidnapped by a snake handling religious group. Altieri, assisted by some convincing performances, crafts a thriller that is blemished by structural issues within the narrative though still surprisingly feels wholly authentic.

Charlotte (Emma Greenwell) is in search of her drug-addicted sister who joined a
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