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‘Varsity Blood’ Review

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Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Melody Herron, Jesse Ferraro, Kiarra Hogan, Chris Hlozek, Payton Wood, Fabian Watkins, Elle Lamont | Written and Directed by Jake Helgren

Quick question. This is 2014 right? You wouldn’t guess that from watching Varsity Blood!

It would seem that the trend for producing horror movies that harken back to the 80s and the golden age of the slasher, has officially become the “norm” for modern examples of the genre. Every month there seems to be another slasher movie that hits DVD and/or VOD which looks and feels like the self-referential post-Scream years never happened. But I’m not complaining, oh no! As a Huge fan of slasher movies (even the likes of Iced and Terror at Tenkiller) I relish the opportunity to watch each and every new entry into the much-maligned genre.

Thankfully the quality of modern slashers has,
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Varsity Blood

With Varsity Blood hitting DVD today, it's time to bring you an exclusive clip from the Jake Helgren-directed horror film. Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, and Elyse Bigler star.

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team.

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DVD Review – Varsity Blood (2014)

Varsity Blood, 2014

Directed by Jake Helgren

Starring Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Melody Herron

Synopsis:

A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone dressed as their high school mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting ax and a bow and arrow.

Sigh.

Varsity Blood is a slasher movie born out of love for the genre. Sadly, it’s a movie that tries to emulate a genre and yet misses the point of what made those movies so entertaining by such a wide margin that it just becomes a chore to finish. It’s heart might have been in the right place, but the execution (no pun intended) is so poor that you have to wonder whether they
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Varsity Blood Review

Sporting the tag line “School’s out forever,” I walked into Varsity Blood with preconceived notions of recycled teenage slashers, and those fears were quickly answered once a few jock football players started blabbering on like a bunch of mongoloid cavemen. I was friends with some football players, and I can’t quite remember them punctuating every sentence with the word “bitch” while embodying a constant state of womanizing douchebaggery – despite there always being one or two bad eggs. Jake Helgren’s high school horror flick becomes about as generic as the lettered varsity jackets and nameless light beers tossed about an empty cabin located miles from civilization, and this is all before a masked murder shows up and we find ourselves stuck in an R-rated episode of Scooby Doo. Zoinks!

Varsity Blood starts by introducing a group of adolescent cheerleaders and football players looking for some spooky, sexy fun in celebration of Halloween.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer and release details for Sledge, Cam2Cam, and Night Guards, a review of Hungerford, plus more below:

Sledge Trailer and Release Date Announced: “He didn’t drown. He didn’t burn. He’s just a psychopath with a sledgehammer.

Sledge, a ‘bloody’ good horror-comedy in the tradition of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and Shaun of the Dead, premieres on VOD September 2nd and DVD on October 7th.

A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, the film fixes on a psychopath who not only believes he’s in a movie and video game but that he’s the hero of this story.

Sledge is a horror comedy that takes a loving poke to the horror classics we
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Varsity Blood Finger Puppet Horror Theater

Coming out next Tuesday on DVD via Rlj / Image Entertainment is a new film called Varsity Blood. In preparation for the release, a team got together to reenact a scene using puppets. Poor felt.

Synopsis

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game. Featuring “enough inventive kills to keep even the most rabid gorehound happy,” Varsity Blood is “a supremely entertaining slasher rollercoaster” (Hysteria Lives!).

Varsity Blood is directed and written by Jake Helgren (Finding Mr. Wright,
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Finger Puppet Theatrics Shed Some Varsity Blood

Varsity Blood is heading our way on DVD in less than a week, and in honor of the occasion Rlj/Image Entertainment has provided us with a little video for you to sink your teeth into. Check out some Finger Puppet Theater!

The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle Lamont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

Synopsis:

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves
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Varsity Blood Brings You Finger Puppet Theater

Rlj Image Entertainment will be releasing Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19 2014. In anticipation for the release they have provided us with a fun trailer made with finger puppets. Varsity Blood is directed and written by Jake Helgren (Finding Mr. Wright Bloody Homecoming) and stars Lexi Giovagnoli (1 Chance 2 Dance 3 Times a Charm) Wesley Scott (Deep in the Heart) Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet) Natalie Peyton Blair Jackson and Elyse Bigler .
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Exclusive Clip from Varsity Blood

The school mascot is supposed to have the backs of the cheerleaders and football players, but someone dressed as the mascot of the Hogeye High Warriors only wants to back-stab them… literally. A post-game party gets crashed by a crazed killer in Varsity Blood, due out later this month from Rlj/Image Entertainment, and we have an exclusive clip of a potential victim being stalked by the slasher in the shadows.

Varsity Blood will be available on DVD beginning August 19th. Special features include a “Behind the Scenes” look at the film.

“This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe,
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The Fun Begins in this Exclusive Varsity Blood Clip

An exclusive clip from Varsity Blood has landed in our inbox so huddle up around your computer screen, cue the cheerleaders, and watch it. Well, you really don't need all that fanfare to see it, but hey, if you want to...

The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle Lamont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

Synopsis:

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting
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An Unlikely Killer in this Trailer for Varsity Blood

Jake Helgren's first feature as director is the indie title Varsity Blood. The film is a slasher feature, which focuses on a group of friends and an isolated farmhouse. Helgren's feature will release through Rlj Entertainment, this summer (August 19th, 2014) and a trailer for the film is available here. The story is fairly straightforward. Several friends begin to party on the outskirts of town. The local mascot shows up, axe in hand and this group of friends is now on the chopping block. The trailer for Varsity Blood shows the homicidal mascot. Dressed in full regalia, the Native American mascot lays waste to several high-schoolers. The bloodspray is plentiful and fans of horror can view the clip below. Release Date: August 19, 2014 (DVD). Director/writer: Jake Helgren. Cast: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Melody Herron, Jesse Ferraro, Kiarra Hogan, Chris Hlozek, Payton Wood and Manuel Chapa.
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Shower Off that Varsity Blood with this New Trailer

Toward the end of May we got the first word on Varsity Blood, heading our way in August from Image Entertainment, and now we have the film's official trailer to share. Huddle up and check it out!

The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle Lamont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

Synopsis:

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the
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Exclusive: Who's Ready to Bathe in Some Varsity Blood?

Some killer new artwork is here for Varsity Blood and it's so wonderfully macabre we're jazzed to premiere it! Check it out right here along with the first details. Kudos to the design team on this one!

Rlj/Image Entertainment will be releasing Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th! The film stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour From the Dark), Elle Lamont (Machete Kills) and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) and is written and directed by Jake Helgren.

Synopsis:

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find
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‘Bloody Homecoming’ Review

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Stars: Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey, Branden Lee Roth, Taryn Cervarich, Elizabeth Bigger, Shaleen Cholera, Grainne McDermott, Jesse Ferraro, Steve Earnest, Victoria Park, Hilary Wagner | Written by Jake Helgren | Directed by Brian C. Weed

Three years earlier Billy Corbin died trapped in a fiery storeroom. Now the ones who let him burn are attending their school homecoming party and it could be their last. It’s payback time without pity for the young, the foolish and the beautiful. One by one they disappear, each meeting a gory, terrifying end. The corridors of Winston High are dark, slippery and wet with the blood of those who came before.

First off, you’re probably all aware of just how much I love slasher movies. If I have one particular genre love (behind 80s teen flicks I might add) it’s 80s slashers. I could never get enough
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Do Not Mark Your Calendar for this Bloody Homecoming: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of his film was provided by Rlj Entertainment. Director: Brian C. Weed. Writer: Jake Helgren. Cast: Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli and Alex Dobrenko. Brian C. Weed's first film as director is a lackluster effort titled Bloody Homecoming. Jake Helgren's script follows plotlines from the '80s, with Bloody Homecoming providing a conventional slasher film. But, this is no Prom Night (2008) or My Bloody Valentine (2009). Instead, this indie outing is a weak venture, with some really awkward scenes. The actors in this film are amateurs. As well, this revenge tale rarely shines. More blood reds were needed. The film is a straightforward revenge thriller. But, fans might be wondering about the killer's motivations. Though, few horror fans would be able to make it to the end of this film. Through the film's long ninety minutes, several high schoolers deal with disappearing friends,
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Inbred, Blood, and 4 Dead Girls, a trailer for The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, featuring Robert Englund, details on a Jason Voorhees-inspired charity, an interview with Nick Basile, the director of Dark, and much more:

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue Trailer and Release Details: “Two years ago, the Mugg Brothers, who have never worked a day in their lives, inherited a brownstone apartment building. In that short time, their slacker ways have run the building into the ground. Tenants are moving out, no one drinks at the bar downstairs, and the building’s pets are going missing. If all that isn’t enough to make them sit up and take notice, they soon discover a mysterious creature is hiding in the basement and trying to
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Trailer, Release Date for Bloody Homecoming

Bloody Homecoming is coming to DVD and VOD on September 24th and we have a trailer to share with you after the jump for this horror flick directed by Brian C. Weed. Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko and Randi Lamey star.

A group of seniors anxiously prepare for Homecoming night in the sleepy town of Winston. Three years after a tragic accident left a student dead at the annual dance, they find themselves haunted by a deadly visitor from their past. Unable to bury old demons, it looks like it’s finally payback time, and someone’s out for blood. Before the night is over, the halls will run red as they are stalked, staked and butchered by a relentless, savage killer bent on revenge. They must stop whoever is hunting them, or this year’s dance is going to be a killer.

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This Bloody Homecoming Will Take Place September 24th on DVD and VOD

Tagline: "Come Home to Terror!" Bloody Homecoming has a release date. Image Entertainment will release this slasher film in September of 2013. The release will take place on DVD and Video-on-demand formats. The film involves several high school seniors, who are stalked by a masked man. The film takes place over three years and a tragic accident starts off the film. Now, someone has a hatchet and a will for blood. High School dances will never be the same! Bloody Homecoming will be available September 24th and the official DVD artwork for the film is above. Fans of horror can revisit the official trailer for the film below. Release Date: September 24th, 2013 (DVD, VOD). Director: Brian C. Weed. Writer: Jake Helgren. Cast: Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko and Randi Lamey. The trailer for the film is here: Source: Bloody Homecoming at Image Entertainment  |  |  Advertise Here - Contact me Michael.
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A Trio of Blood-Less Stills from New Slasher Varsity Blood

Writer/director Jake Helgren has revealed three stills from his new slasher horror project 'Varsity Blood'. It's the classic tale of bullish jocks and hot cheerleaders doing all they can to survive a rampaging mystery murderer. The flick is in post and stars Lexi Giovagnoli ('Bloody Homecoming'), Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon ('Bikini Bloodbath Car Wash'), Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Natalie Peyton, Melody Herron, Jesse Ferraro, Kiarra Hogan, Payton Wood and the gorgeous Elle Lamont -below ('Machete Kills'). No word yet on a planned release or in what format but our guess would be around Halloween time and likely a direct to DVD offering. Check out the new pics below....
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A Trailer Welcomes You to Your Bloody Homecoming

We last told you about the indie slasher flick Bloody Homecoming way back in August of last year, and with the passage of time has come a brand new trailer. Dig it!

Coming from director Brian C. Weed is Bloody Homecoming, a new indie slasher flick starring Jim Tavare, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Grainne McDermott, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey, Jesse Ferraro, Branden Roth, Taryn Cervarich, Elizabeth Bigger, Shaleen Cholera, and Steve Earnest.

Check out the trailer for Bloody Homecoming below, and look for more soon! Hit up the film's Facebook page (link at the bottom of the page) for additional goodies!

Synopsis

It’s Homecoming night in the sleepy town of Winston as a gaggle of freshmen friends excitedly approach their first big dance at Winston High, only to be refused entry by a trio of jerky senior jocks. The group members decide to throw their own party in the school theater,
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