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Indie Horror Month Exclusive: Trailer Debut for Edward Lee's The Bighead by Michael Ling

At the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest this past weekend, the trailer for indie filmmaker Michael Ling's upcoming short film Edward Lee's The Bighead premiered on the silver screen before the final film of the fest, Resolution.

Now we've got the trailer right here on Dread Central to share with you fiends exclusively!

Based on Edward Lee's seminal and wildly controversial 2003 novel "Edward Lee's The Bighead," this harrowing tale is set in the West Virginian backwoods where vicious monsters, both human and supernatural, go on a terrifying rampage in search of a special young woman. Their path of destruction uncovers long held secrets and puts the fate of the entire world in jeopardy.

The short film stars Raquel Cantu as the untamable sexpot Jerrica, Carrie Malabre as the shy Charity, Orson Chaplin as the demented psychopath Tritt "Balls" Connor, and Lance Trezona as Tritt's dim-witted accomplice Dicky. Also starring
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Homeless Military Widow: “My heart is sad for my teenager”

  • Digital Media Law
Cindy Kureth just wants a job and a place to call home. She had both not long ago, but she got laid off, unemployment ran out, and the mortgage company took her home.Now all the Richmond, Virginia mother has is a motel room for herself and her 16-year old son. That, and memories of her husband, former Army Major Elwood Kureth, Jr., who died eleven years ago, when his son was 5. He and Cindy had been married for nineteen years. “Evan worshiped the ground his father walked (on),” Cindy told me in an email. “They were two peas in a pod.”Yesterday was Veterans Day – a day for remembering people like Elwood, and also Cindy, who herself served in the military, as a First Lieutenant and flight nurse in the Air Force Reserves. But it was also the day Cindy and her son may have had to downsize again.
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Ariel Vromen To Direct Moscow Thriller ‘Snowdrops’

  • The Film Stage
With Ariel Vromen‘s latest project, The Iceman, currently in doubt, the Israeli born director is planning his next directing move. According to Variety, Stone Village has hired Vromen to direct the adaptation of A.D. Miller’s Moscow based thriller, Snowdrops.

Snowdrops, published just last year and Miller’s debut novel, centers on a British lawyer living in Moscow during the wild Russian oil boom in the early 2000′s. After rescuing two sisters from a purse snatcher, he falls in love with one of them, which results in the discovery of several falsities within his life. The novel has received positive reviews from critics for its gripping story line and mesmerizing scenery.

The film is Stone Village’s third project based in Russia. They are also working on an adaptation of Alexander Beliaev’s novel Amphibian Man, published in Russia in 1928. As well as The Master and Margarita, written
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Pair of Shingles Team up for Pinochet Drama

Phoenix Pictures and Mrm Pictures are developing a feature version of Heraldo Munoz’s “The Dictator’s Shadow,” his tale of the Chilean dissident movement in the wake of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s seizure of power in 1973. Mikko Alanne has been tapped to adapt. R.D. Miller will produce for Mrm, and Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and Edward McGurn will produce for Phoenix. The adaptation will detail life in the opposition at a time when Pinochet’s secret police tortured and killed dissidents in Chile.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118024176.html?categoryId=13&cs=1
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