From Uncork’d Entertainment and DeInstitutionalized comes the it horror movie of fall, Circus Kane premiering on VOD 9/8.
Circus Kane Synopsis:
The notorious and disgraced circus master, Balthazar Kane, invites an unsuspecting group of social media stars to the revival of his CIRCUS KANE by promising $250,000 to any of them who can make it through the night. Kane’s true plan quickly proves to be far more sinister as the contestants realize more than money is on the line. The group must fight for their lives to escape Kane’s demented house of horrors.
Jonathan Lipnicki – Scott Mark Christopher Lawrence – Billy Sinjin Rosa – Jake Nicole Arianna Fox – Carrie Bill Voorhees – Evil Clown Scott Thomas Reynolds – Clown Rigo Obezo – Responding Officer Jonathan Nation – Sammy Mike Jerome Putnam – Officer Hamilton
Director: Christopher Ray Writer: James Cullen Bressack, Sean Sellars
‘Villisca’ is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 ax murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.
Robert Adamson – Caleb Jarrett Sleeper – Denny Alex Frnka – Jess Sean Whalen – Reverend Kelly Conchata Ferrell – Mrs. Flanks Riley Bodenstab – Connor Kellan Rhude – Rob Madison Lawlor – Lena Ava Kolker – Ingrid Jon Gries – Greg Brett Rickaby – Caleb’s Father Urs Inauen – Matt Savannah Stehlin – Elsie Holloway Sophia Linkletter – Priscilla Connolly Joey Graceffa – Most Haunted Host
Director: Tony E. Valenzuela Writer: Kevin Abrams (story), Owen Egerton
Mini Movie Review:
This movie surprised me, it turned out a lot better then I figured it would. The thing that bummed me out the most was the fact they didn’t use the actual Villisca Axe Murder House or at least one that looked almost like it. I think there was one scene though where they did flash a quick glance of it but I am not sure. Not a fan of rewinding or fast forwarding using NetFlix.
This movie is your kind of run of the mill haunted house/demonic possession film. But it is really entertaining. Two friends plan on one more ghost investigation before one of them leaves town, and right before they get ready to leave the girl which is new to the area and an outcast shows up at their house and basically invites herself to come along. Which they did decide to take her. They end up going to the Axe Murder house to take a guided tour but they feel like to many things were left out of the tour so they decide to hang out and wait for the place to close and sneak back into the house.
When the tour guides leave the finally sneak back in through the basement and make it back up into the main house. When they decide to split up is when things start to go down hill. A couple of bullies from their high school find out they are there and decide to show up also to terrorize them. As one by one they get possessed by the ghosts of the house who will make it through the night? All of them? One of them? None of them? If you need something to watch, this is worth the time spent.
Russel Brody, a one-time successful playwright, works diligently on a follow-up play that could land him back in the spotlight he so early craves. With a baby on the way, however, and a strained marriage, stress and frustration take center stage. When his wife accidentally stumbles down the stairs and dies from her injuries, Brody’s mental state goes from bad to one of utter despair. In a bid to help his friend regain his sanity, Brody’s co-writer David Stanley suggests he revisits Lucy, his former mistress. The ghost of Brody’s dead wife awakens to the sordid details of his unfaithfulness, enraging her supernatural spirit to haunt him in every horrifying way imaginable. At first, Brody thinks he’s hallucinating and hearing things in his head, the result of his state of mind and alcohol. But as things intensify, his grip on sanity quickly slips away, and he starts to go mad. Appearing in every shadow, and provoking him relentlessly, the ghost cranks up her onslaught, making his life a living hell. Brody reaches his breaking point when the ghost possesses his former mistress, and he’s forced to confront the scorned entity — resulting in a climax of both psychological and physical terror.
Steve Richard Harris – Russell Brody Demetrius Stear – David Katherine Flannery – Estella Brody Sara Malakul Lane – Lucy Amanda Ruth Ritchie – Samantha