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HPC’s First Annual Top 10 list of Most Anticipated Upcoming Horror/thrillers of 2020

2019 is rapidly coming to a close and here’s a look at the 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2020!

10. Terrifier 2

The sequel to the huge indie hit is about Art the Clown returning to Miles County after being resurrected by a sinister entity, where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

9. VFW

This bold action/horror film stars Stephen Lang as a war veteran, who along with his veteran colleagues, defends their local VFW against a crazy drug dealer and a persistent group of mutant punks. Sierra McCormick, William Sadler, David Patrick Kelly, Martin Kove, Fred Williamson and George Wendt round out the cast.

8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Conjuring 3)

 

This is the third installment of the popular Conjuring franchise. James Wan handles the directing reins to Michael Chaves. This film stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Julian Hilliard, Charlene Amoia and many others.

7. The Grudge

The first trailer looks scary and I’m sure the acting will be great with an ensemble cast consisting of Oscar nominees Demian Bechir and Jackie Weaver as well as William Sadler, Lin Shaye, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Frankie Faison, Andrea Riseborough and many others.

6.Fantasy Island

In this Blumhouse horror reboot of the iconic 70’s TV show, Michael Peña’s Mr. Roarke grants wishes similar to Ricardo Montalban, albeit with an evil twist.

5. Lake of Shadows

Two aspiring film makers venture to a mysterious lake to uncover a story on a local legend. As they get closer to the truth, the danger follows. Before they know it they are thrust into a fight for their lives and the truth about Avocado lake. Great ensemble cast in this Michael S. Rodriguez film consisting of Robert LaSardo, Felissa Rose, Dawna Lee Heising, Debra Lamb, Jonathan Tiersten, Tino Zamora, Geovonna Casanova and many others.

4. Hell of Screaming Dead

This period piece, which is set in the 80’s, tells the story of two ex-jailbirds who fight back against a zombie apocalypse. Dustin Ferguson directs this film which stars Jasper Cole, Mike Ferguson, Jenn Nangle and Vida Ghaffari.

3. Candyman

Curious to see Jordan Peele’s take on this iconic franchise. This film being billed as the spiritual sequel to the original iconic horror film starring legendary actor Tony Todd returning to his titular role of the Candyman according to various sources.

2. Agramon’s Gate

A psychic reader and Medium is invited to a party. Something goes astray when a dark force comes over from the other side to haunt the people from the party. They must solve the mystery before it’s too late and Agramon will not be easy to stop. This film directed and written by Harley Wallen has become a hit on the film festival circuit with 7 wins and 25 nominations.

1. Halloween Kills

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series once again helmed by David Gordon Green. Jamie Lee Curtis returns once again as the lead character Laurie Strode in this Blumhouse film.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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Dustin Ferguson’s Revenge Thriller ROBOWOMAN Premieres at the Glendale Laemmle

The much anticipated theatrical Premiere of the sci-fi revenge thriller “RoboWoman” from multi award-winning director Dustin Ferguson (“Nemesis 5: The New Model” which is currently available on Redbox) will take place at the Laemmle Glendale at 207 N Maryland Avenue on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The film will be presented as a late-night “Grindhouse Experience”, complete with actual Grindhouse movie trailers and bumpers from the 1970s and 80s. The red carpet will begin at 9:30pm, and the Premiere of “RoboWoman: The Grindhouse Experience” will start at 10pm. There will be a Q & A after the film with Ferguson, the stars of RoboWoman and the film’s crew.

“RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her roommate, played by Sue Price (Albert Pyun’s “Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion!

Tickets are available at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/socalcinemastudios/248242?fbclid=IwAR0nWMyD2WZMviu2V3NJC1ETwja5pruKgL8MMhmmsuld0HU_4dGVmK1qO30

The film features many notable celebrity appearances by Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite “Game of Death”, Steve McQueen: American Icon with Mel Gibson) as the deranged “Doctor Michaels”, Aki Aleong (“Missing In Action III”) as an innocent victim at the wrong place at the wrong time and Brinke Stevens (“Slumber Party Massacre”) as the evil Corporate Executive behind it all. Additionally, Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”), Jonathan Nation (“Elvis Lives”), Thom Mulligan (“FBI: The Untold Stories”),, Peter Stickles (“Showgirls 2”), Freddy James (“A Doggone Adventure”), Mark Popejoy (“The Amityville Legacy”), Clint Beaver (“Nemesis 5”), Zach Muhs (Albert Pyun’s “Bad Ass Angels And Demons”), Gregory Blair (“Garden Party Massacre”), Shaun Vetick (“Flyover Country”), Ken May (“House of Pain”) and newcomer Nathan Gershon (“Meathook Massacre 5”) appear in the film as well. It was written by Mike Reeb (“Nemesis 5”, “House of Pain”), produced by the late Randy Scornavacca and executive produced by Aki Aleong. The special effects were created by Joe Castro (“Wishmaster 3 & 4”, “Night of The Demons 3”).

Ferguson has announced that “RoboWoman” will become a trilogy. The action revenge thriller “RoboWoman”, the first film in the “RoboWoman” trilogy, will be released in early 2019 by Wild Eye Releasing. The second film will begin shooting in Fall 2019. Dawna Lee Heising is cast as the heroic Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in the trilogy.

About Dustin Ferguson
Dustin Ferguson is a very prolific and successful multi-award winning filmmaker. After a breakout editing gig in 2009 with “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor”, he has gone on to direct over 50 of his own feature films and more than 70 music videos to date, most notably “Nemesis 5: The New Model” and two installments in the low-budget “Camp Blood” series. He’s collaborated with such award-winning music artists as “Egyptian Lover”, “Orgy” and “My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult”, while also previously owning and operating his own retro-themed video rental store called “Old Skool Video”. Dustin is also the editor for Aleong’s “Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance”, and is the Director of Photography on the “What an Institution! The Story of Police Academy” documentary, and is the Co-director of the cult classic “Night of the Demons” documentary. Dustin also performs as rapper “Dirty D”, and his debut City Bros CD ‘Lit’ will release in April 2019.

Ferguson established SoCal Cinema Studios in 2017 upon his move to California. The RoboWoman 8-bit Nintendo game is also available at the SoCal Cinema Studios website at: https://socalcinema.storenvy.com/products/25896891-robowoman-nintendo-game?fbclid=IwAR35ikLjG6bEqr0dS1IpD5XPiM4mSZhpS5vbEWroTcWWhuTzjidHG4TF7t0

To view the RoboWoman trailer, please visit: https://youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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New Promo Poster for Robowoman 2

SoCal Sinema Studios released their brand new promo poster for multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman 2.” Filming begins this fall with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Dawna Lee Heising, Brinke Stevens, Sue Price, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari and Mel Novak as Dr. Michaels. The screenplay is by Mike Reeb, who also penned Robowoman.

Robowoman 2.0 Poster
Robowoman 2 poster
Dawna Lee Heising, Dustin Ferguson

This film is the highly anticipated sequel to Robowoman. The original “RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her concerned roommate, played by Sue Price (“Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion! To view the trailer, please visit: youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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