#FromJennifer Available Now!

We are VERY excited to announce that #FromJennifer, a new horror comedy from Frank Merle, has now dropped to your favorite digital provider!  This is a wicked and smart flick that I’m extremely proud to be a part of.
Rent the film tonight!

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#FromJennifer is the third film in James Cullen Bressack’s found footage franchise, and follows themes of obsession, murder and modern technology making it happen.  Featuring riveting  performances from Derek Mears, Tony Todd, Meghan Deanna Smith and Danielle Taddei as Jennifer.  And after you watch it, be sure to shout me on Twitter using #FromJennifer!

Need more Jennifer??  Be sure to check out “To Jennifer” & “2 JENNIFER“!

Slasher Studios & LAHorror.com Colab “Irrational Fear” Drops Trailer, Post Production Fundraiser!

About a year ago, Slasher Studios and I began planning a horror film entitled “IRRATIONAL FEAR.”  After months of writing, a successful fundraising campaign supported by our amazing fans, and finally filming, we are extremely excited to release the first teaser trailer for our upcoming horror collaboration!  Here’s the first official teaser trailer for IRRATIONAL FEAR!

The film centers around six therapy patients are brought together at a secluded cabin to confront their strangest fears. Little do they know, these fears will certainly be the death for some of them. Who will make it out alive??

“IRRATIONAL FEAR” has a killer ensemble cast, including Charles Chudabala, Baker Chase Powell, Leah Wiseman, Mathias Blake, Tom McCarthy, Kaleb Shorey, Jennifer Nangle and Cati Glidewell.  The film was shot on location in the north woods of Wisconsin.

While we couldn’t have made this film without the support of indie horror lovers worldwide, we are extending the opportunity to be involved with the film!  Claim a reward now or preorder the film here!  Making indie films is expensive, and while we are very close to finishing our film, we still have costs coming up including finalizing post production, festival entries and physical media distribution.  We are aiming to get this film to as wide of an audience as possible, and every bit of support helps!

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Thanks so much for checking out the trailer and our campaign.  Be sure to “like” “IRRATIONAL FEAR” on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

#FromJennifer World Premiere Announced!

In anticipation of the 9/26 digital release of Frank Merle’s #FromJennifer, we are inviting YOU to the world premiere!  On September 19th, Sector 5 Films and Gravitas Ventures is hosting the #FromJennifer world premiere at the Laemmle North Hollywood Theater!!  Come and watch the film with the cast and crew, and of course join us for an epic hosted after party!  Grab a ticket here before they are dead and gone forever…

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Here’s the official trailer!

BE THERE and witness the insanity first!

#FromJennifer Coming to VOD / Streaming 9/26/17!

Hey Jennifer…

#FromJennifer” is officially coming to your favorite streaming / VOD services on 9/26/17!

This is the third film in James Cullen Bressack’s Jennifer franchise, written and directed by Frank Merle!  Merle also produced our film, “2 Jennifer,” and was the writer / director of “The Employer” (a film we greatly enjoyed).  We cannot wait for you to see this flick, it’s absolutely twisted!

Check out this new trailer for the film that stars Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Tony Todd (Candyman), Meghan Deanna Smith and Danielle Taddei as Jennifer!  I hope you can handle the insanity!

#FromJennifer is coming to VOD/streaming services in the USA on 9/26/17 through Sector 5 Films.

LA Horror Review: Kyle Mecca’s “DWELLING”

I love ghost movies, and if done correctly, I personally find them to be the scariest horror sub genre.  There’s just something so unsettling about malevolent spirits, something you cannot see or touch, something that plays by their own rules in this world.  And while ghosts personally scare me more than almost anything else, that’s not initially the case for the leads in the new supernatural horror film “Dwelling,” who intentionally move into a haunted house to connect to the spiritual world.

Synopsis:  “Dwelling”, is a paranormal horror film about a young woman, Ellie (Erin Marie Hogan), who deliberately buys a haunted house in attempt to make contact with the spirit world. Driven by a horrific experience in her past involving her sister, River (Devanny Pinn), Ellie is willing to put herself and family at risk to seek the truth. In doing so, Ellie releases a soul that is more malevolent and terrifying than she could ever imagine. Something dwells in the house called Amara…and it wants to get out.

“Dwelling” is an impressive directorial debut from writer/director Kyle Mecca.  It’s stylish and creepy from the first shot to the last, and legit had me jumping.  Pair that with a bone chilling score and haunting performances from the cast, “Dwelling” is a creepy little gem that’s on par with bigger filmsWatch this with the lights out for sure.

While “Dwelling” works as a ghost film, I also enjoyed it because it works on the character level as well.  We may have seen films where a couple moves into a haunted house before, but the depth in these characters made this film gripping.  The fact that this couple intentionally moved into this house adds a fun new element to it that I can’t recall seeing in a ghost film before, and also blurs the lines between who you want to root for.  I love films that make me question the motivation of each character, and “Dwelling” does this very well.  This especially works based on the strength of the films cast, for which there really wasn’t a weak link.

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Erin Marie Hogan takes command of the screen in every scene and gives us a character that’s truly intriguing to watch and full of layers.  This is one of Hogan’s strongest performances, both in the softer scenes as well as when shit totally hits the fan.  This performance is a major factor in why I found this film successful, but she’s definitely not alone.

Devanny Pinn as the disturbed River brings some real intensity to her role, which left me feeling disturbed at several moments throughout the film.  You can tell that Pinn gets really invested in her characters, as whenever I have seen her in a film I am riveted.  The dynamic between Pinn and Hogan is really special in this film, and seeing them on screen together again was a real treat. (The pair also appeared together in Brandon Slagle’s “House of Manson,” another film we greatly enjoyed).

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Lastly, Mu-Shaka Benson as the rational husband Gavin is especially heartfelt and believable, and potentially the character I sympathized with the most.  Some strong choices, natural delivery and great direction make this trio of leads the thing that pushes this film into a higher category than other indie ghost flicks.  I found myself fully invested in this cast and film.

I love ghost films and I don’t say this lightly:  this film creeped me out throughout.  Major props to writer/director Kyle Mecca – this film is an early indication of a promising filmmaker with sharp vision.  Now stop dwelling on this review and see the movie for yourself!

“Dwelling” is now available to purchase exclusively at your local Wal-Mart, or you can pre-order the DVD here.

LA Horror Presents: Malvolia: The Queen of Screams!

unnamed-11We love presenting exciting horror projects on LAHorror.com, but sometimes, a review or written story just isn’t enough.  Luckily, horror actress Jennifer Nangle has created a new platform to share short horror films that you’ll be DYING to see…

We are very proud to present Malvolia:  The Queen of Screams, a new horror hostess to guide you through some little horrors that will make your day dementedly delightful!  Do you have what it takes to scare Malvolia??

With two episodes dropping each week, Malvolia guides us through some great indie horror in a fun and creepy way, as well as witnessing some of Malvolia’s horrific antics as well.  In the tradition of classic horror hostesses that trail blazed before her, Malvolia is a new brand of horror hostess that will certainly excite, surprise and occasionally leave you queasy…let’s just say this:  nobody that enters Malvolia’s lair is safe…

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We’ll be sharing all of her antics right here on LAHorror.com, so check back each week!  We hope you enjoy the show!

Be sure to subscribe to Malvolia: The Queen of Screams to stay up to date with all episodes!  You can also “like” Malvolia on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

LA Horror Presents: “The Deal”

Ahhh, Valentines Day. The day of love, romance & desire. That is, unless you’re Jade Whitney, in which case the romance has been replaced with greed, betrayal & brutal murder…!


I am very proud to share with you, “The Deal,” a new short thriller written, produced and starring rising indie horror actress Jennifer Nangle! LAHorror.com produced this film along with Richard Trejo & Alex Napiwocki (of Safety Meeting Productions), and Brian Curly Sapir (of We Are Indie Horror). The film stars Colton Wheeler opposite Nangle. It was directed by yours truly, Hunter Johnson.

So grab your date and watch “The Deal!” I can’t promise that it’ll help you get laid tonight, but I CAN promise that it will make you reconsider that prenup!

Happy Valentines Day, Horror Lovers!!

Be sure to follow Jennifer Nangle on Twitter!