Welcome, my morbid little miscreants! Join me, your cryptress, Lili DesGhoules, as I dig up and dish out the devilishly delightful dirt from the dark side of the entertainment industry!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Exclusive Sneak Peek & PR from Blanc-Biehn Productions

Greetings, my creepy creatures. This week's gâteries sucrées is some big news from the busy Biehns of Blanc-Biehn Productions. Before I share that with you, though, I have some info  I managed to exhume on a few other Blanc-Biehn Productions projects.

Let's get started shall we?

Blanc-Biehn Productions have announced the following two films:

Action-thriller "Up and Down," written and directed by Carlo Rizzo.

Action-horror "The Farm," written by Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus,
directed by Xavier Gens, and starring Michael Biehn, Michael Eklund and Jennifer Blanc.

In pre-production, they also have two films: 

Horror-thriller "Fetish Factory," pinup vixens vs. zombies in post-apocalyptic Hollywood. (I love the way that rolls off the tongue!), story by Lony Ruhmann, screenplay by Staci Layne Wilson, directed by Stacy Layne Wilson, and starring Brea Grant, Jennifer Blanc, and Tiffany Shepis.

The thriller "Mindless," story by Hallie Jorden, screenplay by Alyssa Lobit, directed by Jason DeVan, and starring Jennifer Blanc, Lorraine Ziff, and J. Michael Trautmann

Post-production finds us in expectancy for not two, not three, but get this my little miscreants, FOUR films!

Personally, I really want to see this one: it's a horror movie called "She Rises"; it's about a director and her lead actor who get a vacation rental whilst filming a movie. Apparently, what begins as a pleasant host ends up becoming a nightmare. The tagline is: "Her fantasy. Your nightmare." Story edited by Larry Wade Carell, story by Lony Ruhmann , story and screenplay by Angus Macfadyen, directed by Larry Wade Carrell, and starring Michael Biehn, Angus Macfadyen, and Jennifer Blanc.

The sci-fi film "The Night Visitors 2: Heather's Story," created by Lony Ruhmann, story by Lony Ruhmann and Jennifer Blanc, screenplay Mark Gantt, Bradley Marcus, and Kevin Marcus, directed by Brianne Davis and starring Caitlin Carmichael, Jennifer Blanc, and Brianne Davis.

The sci-fi/fantasy "Altered Perception," the tagline of which reads "Truth Can Be Prescribed," story by Jennifer Blanc, Jon Huertas, and Travis Romero, screenplay by Travis Romero, directed by Kate Rees Davies, and starring Jon Huertas, Jennifer Blanc, and Nick W. Nicholson.

The thriller "Hidden in the Woods" follows the story of two sisters abused and tormented by their father, a drug dealer. The sisters, tiring of the torment, decide to report him to the police. In turn, the father kills two officers and is placed in jail. This isn't the end, though; when their deranged uncle, a drug kingpin, comes to town looking for his "stuff" hidden in the woods, the sisters' lives go from bad to worse.
Written and original screenplay by Patricio Valladares, original screenplay by Andrea Cavaletto, screenplay by Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus, directed by Patricio Valladares, and starring Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, Electra Avellan.

WOW! Even with all of this, the dynamic duo of Blanc-Biehn Productions still managed to find time to visit Germany and make plans for a mash-up of a sci-fi film. Don't believe me? You can read the press release for yourselves:

Blanc-Biehn Productions to Begin Production on New Robot Inspired Film, 'Fembot'
Blanc-Biehn Productions gets green light for new robot inspired film 'Fembot' with Martin Richard Kristek of Care-Energy. It's Michael Biehns' first robot movie since the 'Terminator' and Blancs' first superhuman story since 'Dark Angel' which both had worked on with James Cameron.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

Blanc-Biehn Productions will go into production on Fembot, which will see a release date in the fall of 2015. Biehns' first robot movie since the 'Terminator' and Blancs' first superhuman story since 'Dark Angel' which both had worked on with James Cameron. Now the couple will bring a robot film to the fans from the newly successful Blanc-Biehn Productions.

While in Vienna, at the Film Ball the couple met host Martin Richard Kristek, who made a lasting impression on Biehn with his charisma as a European actor and DJ as well as his message and views on the subject of renewable energy. Martin Kristek, owner and CEO of Care-Energy an ESCO, supplies over 380,000 customers in Germany with renewable, sustainable energy. His company’s work creates the greatest possible independence of energy at socially acceptable prices. The social tariff and the run from a social point infrastructure projects in the Philippines and Ghana show the soul of the company. Currently, Martin Kristek is set to internationalize his energy service company.

"I am so excited to work with Martin on this project , I found him to be one of the most interesting, smart, and talented people I have met in a long time" says Biehn.

"We think Kristek will be a wonderful character in this film" added Jennifer Blanc-Biehn.

The film will star Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, The Victim, The Divide) and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ( Everly, Wrong Cops,The Victim, Dark Angel) and introduces Martin Richard Kristek to Hollywood (in the role of a solar energy provider working with the inventor of the 'Fembot). Kristek will have a supporting role in this film which will begin filming this July in Hollywood. More cast announced as of April 2014.

'Fembot' will be directed by editor Vance Crofoot and written by Staci Layne Wilson.

Imagine a world in the not-too-distant future in which your every whim and desire can be fulfilled by a beautiful, charming, and sexually adventurous female robot. Thanks to ingenious scientific advances, and potency provided by benevolent green energy eco-power plants, these “Fembots” are a dream come true. She’s lifelike, responsive, warm, and soft to the touch -- she even smells like cotton candy. What man wouldn’t want one?

Wealthy entrepreneur Zayden Beckett (Michael Biehn) can’t wait to invest… both professionally, and personally. Beckett test-drives a few Fembot models before he settles on Arla, the most intelligent of the lot, specially programmed just for him. Unfortunately, the devious inventor of the Fembot has cut corners with Arla, using a different, inferior energy source. She develops a mind of her own, and a thought-process which allows for jealousy. When Beckett begins to fall in love with a real woman, Arla goes on the attack.

The 'Fembot' plot revolves around a man seeking perfection who's pretty sure to have finally found what he’s been looking for in the shape of a Fembot – a female robot. A standard Hollywood fairy tale? Maybe at first glance – but if you look closer the plot holds more than meets the eye. It works on many levels, has a profound meaning, alludes ironically and entertaining to the absurdities of this artificial world around us a world we created in the last decade. A world filled with make-believe friendships, made up relationships, and wannabe-realities only ringing true in a pixelated universe. So' Fembot' actually serves as a warning, a wake-up call for the viewer: Beware of the temptations of the virtual reality because in the end you might find yourself in a real world that’s more fiction than fact, where nothing is real anymore. In the truest sense of the word. And who’s gonna want that to happen? Nobody – that’s who!

Fembot is a thrilling and erotic, energy conscious, sci-fi suspense film. Production begins in July 2014 with plans to premiere in February 2015.

Learn more at:
@blancbiehnfilms- twitter
https://www.facebook.com/BlancBiehnProductions -Facebook

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Movie Review: House of Good and Evil

Before I begin this week's review, I need to remind some of you little creeps about how I review around here. Remember, minions, I don't give spoilers. I refuse to go into detail about scenes, character advancement or really anything in the film that has to do with story. I will, however, talk about why I thought the film was good and a few bits that made it that way for me.

Well, for this week's treacherous treat, I give you a review of the psychological horror film, "House of Good and Evil." The filmmakers did not waste my time, and totally fulfilled their part by doing their job of entertaining, and doing it quite well. The film definitely evoked a deep emotional response on my part.

On a Lili's Lair scale of 1-5 Skulls, I give this one a 4.

The basis of the movie is that husband and wife Chris and Maggie Conley, played by Christian Oliver and Rachel Marie Lewis, move away from the city to a remote old house that Chris quickly christens as "Conley Manor." Chris and Maggie make this move to create a fresh start after a recent traumatic experience. They move into the house sight unseen, and to make matters worse, their fresh start, dream home is not actually all theirs. It is a duplex being shared by an old dysfunctional couple that will leave you with a sense of dread wondering what type of malevolence they may or may not be up to.

Great way to try and start over, huh?

The movie brilliantly starts you off feeling a bit "WTF? How horrible?" in the first five minutes. The film then continues to take you down a twisting, turning, "What the hell is going on?" and "Wow, she's a real nutter isn't she?" story line that takes place in a creepy old house that may or may not be trying to kill the Conleys and everyone else in it.

As I watched, I kept wondering what was going to happen, and what was going on with Chris Conley and the weird neighbours. Thanks to writer Blu de Golyer's clever storytelling, I never did figure it out. The end left me saying out loud (which I generally do not do, and which acts as evidence of a really good story): "Oh my gods - seriously? Why didn't I see this coming?"

I will say I was kinda sorta close in one of my theories as to what was going on, but alas, no prize for me.

The movie made me uptight, anxious, irritated and sweaty palmed, just like a good psychological thriller should. But it could only do so if the setting, the story, the directing, and the performances were good, as well. Screw up on one of those things and a movie like this not only falls short, but falls apart.

Luckily for "House of Good and Evil," all four components were there. From the isolated backdrop of the old, creepy duplex with no electricity or phone service; continuing with the spot-on directing by David Mun, who made his directing debut with this film (Impressive, and in my opinion, a much better director with his first film than many "famous" directors are in Hollywood today with many films under their belts.); and the great performance by the talented and handsome Christian Oliver as Chris Conley; and finally, to a truly brilliant portrayal of the mentally unstable Maggie Conley by Rachel Marie Lewis. Of course, last but not least, is writer Blu de Golyer, who created a disturbing story that you will remember with that lingering uneasy feeling with which a good screw with your mental state should leave you.

All in all, I was not disappointed with any aspect of this film. I should also point out that I don't generally watch psychological horror thrillers, but this one I would actually watch again!

So, my merry little maniacs, if you want to treat yourself to a roller coaster ride on the backbone of disturbing creepiness, do yourselves a favour and watch "House of Good and Evil." You will not be disappointed.

Oh, and one final note: if you truly want to enjoy this movie, do not go fishing around for reviews with spoilers and picked-apart art house interpretations of the movie's "meaning." You will be glad you didn't.

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