Pet of the Week – August 29, 2011

He’s wildly enthusiastic and sweetly cooperative; an exuberant American Bulldog mix kid who runs circles in the rain for the sheer joy of feeling the wetness, then trots quietly back to his kennel at your bidding. His name is Rodney, and at 2 years old he offers all that American Bulldogs are known for — he’s smart, fun and social, playful and tolerant with children, and ready to bond with you as your confident, lifelong companion.

Connect the dots on his legs, down low where the tiger stripes turn into spots like a miniature ocelot, and you’ll begin to feel the pleasure that is Raymond. He’s a grand example of how elegant a tabby can be, a sleek velvet young friend, always ready to snuggle but never in your face. Raymond was found in Ware Shoals, and never was there a more exquisitely soft stray — touch him and you’ll see.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

864-942-8558 (Shelter)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Help get Sequel to Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie Vernon Greenlit

If you’re like me, you loved the movie Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.  It is an awesome faux documentary on a Slasher Serial Killer.  I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.  Since I’m not good at synopsizing, here is the blurb from Amazon.

You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan Baesel of INVASION stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scott Wilson of IN COLD BLOOD), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil, and good old- fashioned slasher movie mayhem? Angela Goethals (24) and Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST) co-stars in this ingeniously twisted and awardwinning shocker that Film Threat hails as “a masterpiece…”.

Get the Blu-Ray or DVD.

There has been talk of a potential sequel for awhile now. The filmmakers are working to get funding to get the movie greenlit. This is where we all come in. They are not asking for donations. But, if you are interested, they are asking people to pre-order the sequel. You are not charged until they reach their goal. Kind of like how Kickstarter works. You can pre-order the DVD or Blu-Ray, get a poster, be an extra in the movie, be killed onscreen, etc.

You can find full info about Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon on their Facebook page:

Drunken Zombie FilmFest 2011 Accepting Submissions

The following is a Press Release from Drunken Zombie:

Download the full Press Release in PDF format here.

Drunken Zombie Film Festival Open For Submissions

The guys behind the Drunken Zombie Film Festival are happy to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for our film festival taking place on November 4th and 5th at the Peoria Theater in Peoria, IL.  This is the Fourth Annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival and it just keeps getting bigger ever year.

In the past we’ve had the pleasure of hosting world premieres for movies like Zombie Apocalypse, Outpost Doom, and Night Of The Bongface II.  In addition to that we’ve been very happy to show Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated, the Stephen King adaptation Everything’s Eventual, the chilling documentary Feast Of The Assumption: the BTK Killer and the Otero Family Murders, and loads of awesome short films such as the Adrienne Barbeau starring Alice Jacobs Is Dead.

Every year we try to showcase some of the best low/no budget horror feature films that our audience may have not seen outside of our festival.  Luckily many of our screened films end up going on to gain distribution and are seen by people all over the world.

So if you have a horror film/short/documentary/music video that you’d like to get the word out about please feel free to stop by our website at and look at how to submit to our film festival.  The thing that makes us stand out is that we don’t charge an entry fee.  Our goal isn’t to make money off this film festival but to spread the word about independent horror films.  You shouldn’t have to pay someone to just go on to hope your film made the cut.  We’re all about giving filmmakers a place to showcase their work not to make a huge profit before the film festival even starts.

We’re hoping you will join us in making this year our biggest year yet.  We have many surprises we’re starting to plan out already and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.  Attached is our film festival poster for this year that hasn’t been publically released yet so you get to be one of the first people to see it! Submissions are open until August 31st. (more…)

Drunken Zombie Film Festival 2010

Press Release from Drunken Zombie

“This November 5-6 Drunken Zombie will be holding its third annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival at the Peoria Theater in Peoria, IL.  The Drunken Zombie Film Festival strives to showcase the best in truly independent horror films.  In years past we have been privileged enough to have such films as Zombie Apocalypse which went on to get world wide distribution, Outpost Doom which has been selling out on DeadLantern.Com, Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated which has been winning awards all across the film festival market, and Don’t Go Into The Woods which was created by a couple of thirteen year old kids and it blew away a lot of people at last year’s festival.

We have announced tickets for presale on our website  For the low price of $15 weekend passes can be purchased through our PayPal account.  This is a $5 savings of buying Weekend Passes at the door.  Day passes will also be available at the door for $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday.  There will be giveaways and Q&As with the filmmakers in attendance.  Internet horror star Lord Blood-Rah will be MCing the weekend’s festivities to really give it a horror host feel.