2 Jennifer – Trailer / World Premiere Announced!

We are extremely excited to announce the world premiere of LAHorror.com’s first feature film, “2 Jennifer,” as well as dropping our official trailer for the project!  “2 Jennifer” is an “R” rated feature horror film.

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Synopsis:  “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 film is a sequel to James Cullen Bressack‘s 2013 cult horror flick “To Jennifer” (trailer).  It is shot entirely on the iPhone 6 in three different states.  The film stars Hunter Johnson, David Coupe & Lara Jean Mummert.  The film also features a fantastic supporting cast led by Felissa Rose, Erin Marie Hogan, as well as “To Jennifer” alums Bressack, Jarrett Furst and Jody Barton.  The film was produced by Frank Merle (The Employertrailer).

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2 Jennifer has received quality reviews from HorrorSociety.com, SinfulCelluloid.com, HaddonfieldHorror.com & 9thCircleofHorror.com, among others.  We are extremely excited to invite YOU to our free world premiere screening in West Hollywood with our cast & crew!  Here’s the info:

Date:  January 29th, 2016

Time:  8:30pm screening, 7:30pm photos

Location:  The Actors Company, 916 A North Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046.

To RSVP:  E-mail “2JenniferPremiere@gmail.com” with guest names.  Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis.

Stay up to date with 2 Jennifer by following LAHorror.com on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

“Ugly Sweater Party” – A New Holiday Horror Filming Soon!

Christmas time is right around the corner, horror lovers! Maybe this year you’re going to visit the family, perhaps you’re going on a trip, or maybe, just maaaybe, you’re going to be drinking spiked egg nog at an Ugly Sweater Party?? Well, that seems to be the plan for writer/director Aaron Mento, who is officially in preproduction for the feature length horror comedy, “Ugly Sweater Party”! This film is being produced by Mento, Charles Chudabala and myself (Hunter Johnson), and we are stoked to bring some serious holiday fear in 2016!

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Ugly Sweater Party will be the second feature film from Mento & Ocular Migraine Productions, who entered the scene with his thought provoking horror comedy “Standards of Living.” Recently, he created the popular horror web series “Choose Their Kill,” partnered with CryptTV.  Now he’s back with a frosty new vision of Christmas terror! We’ve been quietly working on this film for some time, and now that we are officially gearing up to film, we had to share! Here’s the logline:

An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers…

Starring in the film is horror scream queen Felissa Rose, Tiffani Fest, Lara Jean Mummert, Marv Blauvelt, Matt Holbrook, Chudabala and myself…along with some other familiar faces to be announced very soon! The film will be shot by Paul Stephen Edwards.

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If you enjoy “R” rated horror loaded with GORE, demonic psycho killers, blood thirsty revenge and plenty of ugly sweaters, then for the sake of Jesus’ birthday keep up with our project! We’ll keep you up to date on everything happening with this film right here on LAHorror.com, but give us an early Christmas present and follow “Ugly Sweater Party” on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! Everyone’s invited to the party!

Happy Thanksgiving from Ginger Christ!

Holidays are all about great food–everyone knows that.  And this Thanksgiving, Ginger Christ, the super sassy and delightfully demented cooking show host, has served up a whopping feast of horror in her Thanksgiving Special!  Directed by Alex Napiwocki and costarring a group of hilarious misfits (and a certain critter…), Thanksgiving is transformed into an absolute scream with their Ginger Christ holiday horror series.

I love bizarre horror, and as soon as I watched Ginger Christ’s Halloween and now Thanksgiving Specials, I’m sold.  It’s weird, super twisted and will either make you die laughing or turn off the show in disgust!  But if you do that, well, then you’re no damn fun.  Watch Ginger Christ’s Thanksgiving Special, titled “What’s Eating Critter?” here!

Tasty, am I right?  Also be sure to watch her Halloween Special!

Can’t wait Can’t wait what she’s serving up for Christmas…Happy Holidays Horror Lover!

“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!

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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!)

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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!