“Survive” – A New Horror Thriller from Timothy Ray Brandon

What would you do for $100,000?  A lot, I’m sure.  Probably some stuff you don’t even want to think about.  But here’s a question, for that kind of cash, would you risk your own life?  Writer/Director Timothy Ray Brandon & True That Productions poses this very question in his new horror thriller, “Survive“!  This film follows a group of strangers who meet for a big money opportunity, only to find out that the only way to get the cash is to SURVIVE!


This feature film is action packed, thrilling, and loads of bloody fun.  I personally had the privilege of acting in this film and I cannot be more excited to share it with you all.  I can tell you, from first hand experience, that this film is loaded with incredibly talented performers, including but not limited to Charles Chudabala, Gary Laramore, Matt Holbrook, Thomas Gunter, Errol Sack, Jenna Purdy and Denise Woelpern.  It’s a great ensemble piece full of excitement, and did I mention a bit of gruesome gore as well?  (spoiler alert – not everyone survives!)


What I love most about this film is the passion behind it, lead by Timothy Ray Brandon.  This is another prime example of horror done right on a smaller budget.  Brandon crafts an exhilarating film that will keep you guessing until the very end.  I’m extremely proud to be a part of this project, you will definitely get a kick out this!

This film is now available to watch in it’s entirety, so if you want to Survive, then rent it now!

Be sure to “like” “Survive” on Facebook!  You can also keep up with True That Productions here!

“RVTH: Genesis” – Watch This Horror Web Series!

Hello Horror Lovers!

It’s with great pleasure that I share with you “RVTH: GENESIS” – a new horror web series co-produced by LAHorror.com! This project, created by Brialynn Massie, follows the story of Eli Connors and his sister Ruth, as they come face to face with the forces of evil. This is an intense piece of work that dives into many horrifying issues – consider this your trigger warning.

The first season is complete, watch every episode right here on LAHorror.com! Enjoy!

Be sure to “like” this webseries on Facebook!

LA Horror Review: “House of Manson”

House-of-Manson-PosterBeing a fan of horror, naturally, I have done my homework on serial killers and real life murderers. Maybe that comes with the territory of this genre, or maybe I’m just a weirdo. That being said, I admittedly tend to avoid biopics based on real life killers because, I don’t know, maybe I feel bad being entertained by “true crime.”

I kept hearing great things about Brandon Slagle’s “House of Manson,” a Charles Manson biopic that tells his story from his childhood to his arrest, so I cautiously gave it a viewing. I have read a great deal on Manson and his “family,” and the strongest selling point of “House of Manson” is that they hit his story on the nose. This is an impressive film, and without a doubt the strongest real-crime horror film I have ever seen. It literally gave me nightmares, and that’s no lie.  It’s an extremely powerful portrait of a man who slowly realizes that he’s not quite in control of his own destiny, so he creates his own.

The film opens with a police raid on the Manson family compound, and Manson’s subsequent arrest. From there, he begins telling investigators his story in every grisly detail. It’s a traditional “flashback” type set-up that works very well in a film like this and aides in the growth of characters. It’s interesting to see the stark contrast between pre-cult Manson and post-arrest.

Ryan Kiser, who gives an absolutely crushing performance, portrays Manson. At first I wasn’t sure what to think, as I’m so used to the Charles Manson newsbytes and images that I associate with him. But Kiser excels in this role by doing the one thing that I honestly wasn’t expecting: he brings humanity to Charles Manson. He reminds us that before the Tate murders, before Helter Skelter, before the crimes he committed were ever even conceived, that Charles Manson was a real person, with real feelings and real dreams. It’s when these dreams are ended that he begins to truly lose himself, and these are the scenes where Kiser really shines. His character morphs and grows into something sinister as the movie progresses, and by the end he shows us exactly who Manson truly is: a liar, a manipulator and a coward.

But the film is called “House of Manson,” not simply “Manson,” so while Kiser is the engine car that keeps this train barreling down the track, it’s the ensemble around him that really seals the deal. Each actor, including Tristan Risk, Erin Marie Hogan, and Reid Warner (to name just a few), portrays one of Manson’s followers by bringing a unique character to the table, really fleshing out these people and giving us insight into their troubled lives.  This is an ensemble film in all senses of the word, and the ensemble is terrific, full of actors that go there and aren’t afraid to make bold choices. Some major props go to actress Devanny Pinn who gives a particularly chilling performance as the doey-eyed and deeply disturbed Susan Atkins.

Slagle expertly directs this film, drawing so much raw emotion from his performers that I couldn’t help but keep my eyes peeled to the screen, even when it gets nasty…and it does get nasty. The majority of this film plays like a character drama but when the crimes are committed Slagle doesn’t sugarcoat a thing. It’s horrifying and tragic to watch, but at the same time does not feel exploitative. It’s simply a portrayal of events that unfortunately happened in real life. Slagle’s choice of jumping through time, assisted by some terrific editing and a killer soundtrack, aid to the overall success and feel of this film.

Horror lovers, history buffs and true crime fans will all find something to take away from this film, I highly recommend it.  When all is said and done, “House of Manson” is a superb character study and terrifying glimpse into the most infamous killing spree in American history.

Be sure to “like” “House of Manson” on Facebook!

LA Horror Review: “Dismembering Christmas”

Happy Holidays Horror Lovers!  And no, I’m not talking about Halloween – I’m talking about that oh so snowy Christmas time that we all love and enjoy!  Sure, it’s a couple of months away, but Slasher Studios, the team behind LAHorror.com favorite “Don’t Go To The Reunion,” has started the celebration early with their new feature length horror film, “Dismembering Christmas!”

Long story short, we’ve got seven high school friends who meet up to party at a swanky cabin, stocked with liquor. They meet several sketchy locals, drink a couple too many and start to get iced one by one.  What’s truly enjoyable about this flick, and the slasher genre in general, is trying to guess who will be next, and not only that but who is behind the killings themselves.  It’s a classic slasher mystery that plays very nicely.

The strongest part of “Dismembering Christmas,” and also the aspect that takes this film to a higher level, is the superb direction from Austin Bosley, coupled with stellar cinematography from Anthony Hawn and Jordan Hiller.  There are several fantastic sequences throughout the film that are a fright, and some very well choreographed scenes involving the killer and victims kept me on the edge of my seat, often without the cut of the camera.  For the most part, this film is beautiful, playing up the snowy setting and making use of the entire space of the setting in a very enjoyable way.  Being Bosley’s feature film debut, he crafts suspense like a true vet of the genre.  “Dismembering Christmas” is damn gory, hella suspenseful, and does much more than pay homage to the great Christmas horror flicks that paved the way for it – it invites itself to the  party and spikes the damn egg nog.

Let’s move onto the kills.  FANTASTIC kills.  What I loved about them is that they were all fun and surprising, several kills literally made me think “well, I didn’t see that coming.”  And much to my sick delight, neither do the characters.  Each one is unique and wintery, playing heavily into the Christmas theme of the movie.  You gotta love that.  On top of that, the “Dismembering Christmas” killer is bone chilling – the costume and mask choices lend to a truly unsettling anti-hero.

But good kills don’t matter if we don’t like the characters, and fortunately the cast of “Dismembering Christmas” really slays it.  Some strong performances aided by a fun script make this film very entertaining, and the performances get better especially as the film gets going.  Some major props go to Leah Wiseman, who gives an exceptional performance, particularly in one high suspense sequence reminiscent of Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas.”

Lastly, Dylan Curzon‘s score is a demented delight.  Classic Christmas melodies blended with traditional slasher twangs added so much to the overall success of this film, and if you know slashers, then you know just how important the music is.  Curzon knocks it out of the park, without a doubt.

I love holiday horror movies, and I have no doubt that “Dismembering Christmas” will become a staple at lots of Christmas themed horror parties for years to come.  This film is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the holiday horror spirit, and would make a bloody good stocking stuffer.  Get DISMEMBERED.

“Dismembering Christmas” is now available to rent on Amazon!  The film is also available to purchase on  through SlasherStudios.com.  Keep up with “Dismembering Christmas” on Facebook!

“Deadly Reunion” Video Contest! Send us your CAT!

Have you ever wanted your cat to be in a horror movie?  Yes, you read that right, your CAT.  James Cullen Bressack, a known cat lover that dabbles in horror, is on a worldwide hunt for a terrific CAT video!  Sound strange?  Well, let me explain.

Earlier this year, James Cullen Bressack directed a grind house horror film entitled “Deadly Reunion,” and it’s fucking awesome, trust me.  We need a cat video of epic proportions to help us finish this movie.  Film it however you’d like, but send it to us for a chance for your CAT to be in “Deadly Reunion!”


Please submit videos between five seconds and one minute.  It can be a cute cat video, a scary cat video, a cat FAIL video, the choice is yours!  Just make sure it’s YOUR cat in the video!  This contest ends OCTOBER 1ST, so submit your video right away!  Please e-mail all submissions to Hunter at LAHorrorcom@gmail.com with “Cat Video” in subject line.  Who knows, maybe your cat will be the next big thing in HORROR!  Send it before it’s too late, because we want your CAT in “Deadly Reunion”!


Emily Eden Productions Presents: “Rvth: Genesis” – A New Horror Web Series Coming Soon!

Horror is such a diverse genre, with so many different elements that can make new projects feel fresh.  There’s a million things that have terrorized horror audiences over the years, but maybe the most overlooked is the terror of one’s self, the internal demons that we all deal with that sometimes grow to unimaginable monsters.  In Brialynn Massie‘s new horror web series, “Rvth,” we see just how real our inner demons can become.


LAHorror.com recently teamed up with Emily Eden Productions, Chris PardalDominic Pattin to create this new epic horror web series, the first season entitled “Rvth: Genesis.”  The series was co-written, directed and produced by Brialynn Massie, who also plays the title character.  The first trailer for this series recently dropped and we couldn’t be more excited – this is definitely a show that will rock you to your very core.

Follow Ruth who, after a failed suicide attempt, must find her way out of Hell to save her younger brother, Eli, and the rest of her loved ones from a government induced Apocalypse. 

This show stars Massie, Chris Kato, Jennifer Clarke, Paulette Lamori, Bobbie Lee Jr., and this very writer, Hunter Johnson, among others.  The show features beautiful cinematography from Jeff Guzman, Adrian Sierkowski and Evan Schultz.  It was edited and scored by Massie.


There’s a lot of different elements going on in this show, which was one of the main reasons we loved this script.  Filled with incredible character arcs, relationships, carnage and conspiracy, “Rvth: Genesis” will prove to be an epic that will leave the audience wanting more.  Most notable, creator Bria Lynn Massie finished this season through self financing and incredible tenacity, aligning a cast and crew of over 30 people to help make her vision come to life.  An incredible example of a hard working indie filmmaker putting her vision out there and rallying fellow artists to the cause.

And as stated before, “Rvth: Genesis” deals with many complex issues that not only horror fans, but human beings alike, will be able to relate to.  Family turmoil, broken hearts, lost friendships and suicide are just some of the major issues addressed in this series, which is also loaded with scares and gore of biblical proportions.  And while exploring complex human drama in horror creates great fiction, we’d like you to remember that if you’re experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, there is always help out there, and nobody is hopeless.  You are not alone.  Please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255, or visit  www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

You will love this web series, which is set to debut on October 25th, leading to the first season finale on Halloween.  Get ready for “Rvth: Genesis,” it will possess you…

We’ll be sharing this series once it’s released, but until then be sure to “like” “Rvth: Genesis” on Facebook, and subscribe to the Youtube channel.

2 Violent. 2 Horrifying. “2 Jennifer,” coming soon from LAHorror.com!

Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask, do you know anyone named Jennifer?


It’s been some time since we’ve had an update, but for great reason, I assure you.  I’m excited to announce that LAHorror.com’s first feature film, “2 Jennifer,” has wrapped principle photography and is on slate for completion in August!  It’s been a wild ride putting this film together, and fans of murder, violence and horrifying GORE will not be disappointed!  “2 Jennifer” is a hard “R” rated sequel to our good friend James Cullen Bressack’s 2013 film, “To Jennifer.”  You can read our review of his film here.

“Two filmmakers attempt to make the perfect sequel to “To Jennifer,” however a dark secret threatens the lives of everyone involved. Jennifer, a beautiful actress, now has two options: become the heroine of the film, or face a brutal death.”

Our good friends at Dread Central dropped our first official teaser trailer, and we wanted to share as well!  So WATCH it, SHARE it, and get ready for a really NASTY movie.


“2 Jennifer” stars Hunter Johnson, David Coupe and Lara Jean Mummert.  The film also features performances from “To Jennifer” alums James Cullen Bressack, Jarrett Furst & Jody Barton, Felissa Rose (“Sleepaway Camp”), Veronica Ricci (“Bloody Mary 3D”), Erin Marie Hogan (“House of Manson”), Charles Chudabala, Josh Brown and Matt Holbrook.  The film is Produced by Johnson, Bressack, Furst, Frank Merle, Christian AckermanMegan Perrin.

Keep your eyes peeled for this one, it is likely to shock and horrify!  Get ready, horror lovers!

Keep up with “2 Jennifer” on twitter here!