NEWS

Poster Reveal for THE WISHING FOREST

Producer / Actress / Model Stormi Maya just dropped the new poster for THE WISHING FOREST (a.k.a Das Geheimnis des Einhorns). Dig it! The official US release is slated for early August and I can’t wait to share the movie with you, because magical unicorns and cannibal feasts and sword fights and death-quests to make dreams come true are all worth it in the end.

Here’s the poster, designed by the folks at Sinister Arts:

The Wishing Forest movie poster

The Wishing Forest on DVD/Blu-Ray for Region 2 Audiences as “Das Geheimnis des Einhorns”

The Wishing Forest Grefe Das Geheimnis des Einhorns

DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EINHORNS

The ultra-slick Region 2 release of THE WISHING FOREST is now live and ready for your hard earned Euros. Produced and distributed by Austrian entertainment company Schroeder Media, The Wishing Forest or “Das Geheimnis des Einhorns” is readily available for purchase on Amazon and other Region 2 DVD/Blu-Ray outlets. Unfortunately for those of us twiddling our collective thumbs in the USA (and regions other than 2), we’ll have to wait until early August. As of now, the USA release date for The Wishing Forest is August 1st where it will hit all major platforms. That said, check out that artwork. It’s pretty darn cool.

Being the first feature European film to be released that I’ve been the sole writer of, I’m especially curious to see the varying interpretations of box cover art that will come along with the release into various other territories. As it is now, we have a majestic white unicorn with a crystalline mane shimmering through an idyllic forest. It appears as if her pure magic is radiating out from heaven. Man, I feel like whoever rents this expecting a children’s movie is going to be extremely shocked as soon as the bloodthirsty cannibals show up and start gnawing bare flesh. Maybe I’m just not in tune with European marketing sensibilities.

USA RELEASE

Produced by emerging actress and producer Stormi Maya, and starring Austrian bodybuilder Robert Amstler as well as Beverly Hills-based painter and Swedish model Karin Brauns, THE WISHING FOREST tells the story of a woman on a quest for closure, a quest that she hopes will bring her in touch with a mythical wish-granting unicorn. But in order to find the unicorn, she will have to traverse the cannibal-infested forest, an unholy place. Here she will find a particularly viscous cannibal stalker as well as a beautiful feral goddess with a penchant for archery. With a mixture of wit, horror, comedy, and fantasy, THE WISHING FOREST is unlike anything I’ve seen. When the directors approached me and asked if I had an idea for a “serious” unicorn movie, I rolled with it and tapped into the kind of unicorn movie that I would love to see — something raw, powerful, and bursting with orgonic energy.

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU!

Cannibals… Unicorns… An incredibly resilient and strong heroine… A magical unicorn… The aura of mountainous redwoods… The presence of monstrous feral Goddesses… The acerbic wit of a thief who finds himself on the journey of a lifetime… Sword fights… And the dying wish of truly good people. This weird violent fairy tale will grip you and not let you go. Of course I’ll say that, because I wrote it, but the execution of it — the direction by the Perez sisters — comes off so slick and gorgeous. It’s really a spectacle to behold.

In the meantime, share this article, share the trailer and spread the word. This summer is going to be smoldering hot with the blood of those who choose to cross the magical unicorn. It’s going to be a real dream come true.

Fatal Pulse

Fatal Pulse

FATAL PULSE (dir. Damon Packard): 5/5

Damon Packard’s psycho-surreal / psychopathic / psycho-everything new masterpiece of digital celluloid FATAL PULSE, recently released by Gregory Hatanaka’s Cinema Epoch, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. AND, if you’re in Los Angeles, be sure to check the world theatrical premiere Friday, June 1st at the Egyptian in Hollywood! This bizarre “yuppie fear thriller” plays out like the Los Angeles horror-show that you didn’t know you needed. But, yeah, if you’re like me and you groove on the hyper-intensity that Packard brings to the table, then you need it.

THE STORY

Fatal Pulse Damon Packard StillI contributed to the film’s crowdfunding effort and couldn’t be more “thrilled” with the results that Packard pulled off. FATAL PULSE rests somewhere between David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE and a deep pink/purple-twinged version of THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE mixed with a gunky monster movie AND a conspiracy angle that explodes like a storm of neon hammers on crack. Simply said, there’s a “killer” (of sorts) on the loose, tranquilizing young woman and this film tangles into the web of the weirdo while shifting across and through various high-level Hollywood players who are implicated in this fluctuating web of violence.

THE EXPERIENCE

Fatal Pulse Damon Packard

I can confidently say that I haven’t experienced a movie like FATAL PULSE before. It’s intense, spastic, saturated in bold colors, tinged with science fiction undertones, dripping in static-warped horror, bristling with edges of horror and beauty, and wholly willing to take you beyond any narrative expectations that you might have. If you’re looking for something that you can sink into, a movie that swells with a weird nineties occult fever, then you’ll love this experience.

PACKARD

Fatal Pulse Damon Packard

I came to Packard’s work a couple years ago via his REFLECTIONS OF EVIL and later with FOXFUR and his cut of GRIZZLY, but of all his work, I’m most taken by this movie. The digital tone, the crispness of Packard’s colors and lighting are truly alive in this movie. You’ll even be able to see Julia “fucking” Roberts (SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY) very comfortable on the sofa. Too comfortable… Too gorgeously comfortable. This movie is a feast for the senses, a prickling strangeness that keeps up its frenetic edge until the end. So, pour yourself a Mimosa and rip into FATAL PULSE.

Watch this movie. 

Marc Fusion reviews DOUBLE D DUDE RANCH

Plot: The infamous Double D Dude Ranch is the sexiest place in the west, which is why it seems like someone is always trying to take it over, despite the owner’s insistence that she will neve…

Read Marc’s excellent written review of this zany flick: Double D Dude Ranch (2016) – Marc Fusion 

As he writes, “So if you prefer erotic thrillers to erotic comedy/westerns, Double D Dude Ranch might not be the ideal match. And if you’re after a traditional cinematic experience, this is again not your best choice. But if you want a blend of groan inducing humor, hilarious performances, and nearly constant naked women, Double D Dude Ranch hits the mark and then some. The cast puts forth a noble effort, but even in this thin material, the skill just isn’t there to pull off the humor. So the bad jokes just sink and to me, that is good news, as it adds to the fun. I do think most of the cast is enthusiastic as well, which helps the entertainment value. So if you want a late night style movie with humor and boobs, you’ve found it here.”

Also, check out Marc’s video review: