Shockfest Lineup: TRUTH OR DARE, PINUP DOLLS ON ICE, CERAMIC TANGO & MORE

PIN UP DOLLS ON ICE, co-directed by Melissa Mira, is the opening night headliner film of the 2014 Shockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles this January. There are a LOT of film festivals all over the world, just about 50 in Los Angeles alone, and it's way too difficult to write about all of them (I'd go nuts, chained to this blog) but every once in a while a festival screens a number of brand new, very intriguing films directed by women that really grab me. This is one of those cases.

PIN UP DOLLS ON ICE is actually a sequel to a low-budget slasher called BIKINI GIRLS ON ICE (with which Mira was not involved) and stars Suzi Lorraine, one of my fave low budget horror actresses. So I'm going to this premiere because HEY it's in Los Angeles and guess where I am? And also, it looks pretty fucking fun!

The Pinup Dolls are a hot retro act who put the tease back in striptease. But when an old friend (Suzi Lorraine) hires them to put on a show at a secluded campground, the girls find themselves being stalked by a homicidal maniac with a sick obsession with ice. As they're hunted one-by-one, they soon realize they'll have to rely on more than just their looks to survive this nightmare named Moe.

Patricia Chica's short CERAMIC TANGO has actually been on my radar for a few months, so I'm excited to know it's getting some play in my native land.

After receiving grave news, a young man spirals into a deep depression, leaving him vulnerable to the will of a dangerous intruder. CERAMIC TANGO is a modern-day cautionary tale that incites viewers to pause and think about the fragility of life.

CERAMIC TANGO award-winning short film by Patricia Chica (Official Trailer) from Patricia Chica on Vimeo.

Jennifer Nicole Stang's THE DEVIL'S SNARE is having its world premiere screening. You can watch the short film right here if you can't actually make the festival:

SWALK, a short mystery/fantasy/drama directed by Dawn Cobalt, is also premiering at 2014 Shockfest.

A man must dress for a funeral and say goodbye to his wife one last time.

Sadly, no trailer for SWALK, but enjoy this poster:

SWALK

CRAZY TOWN, directed by Jules Dameron, is a sort of WIZARD OF OZ mash-up re-imagining, and to be honest – I have high hopes for it. Any film in which Sean Young plays white trash is okay in my book.

ZOMBIEWOOD is Lauren Petzke's short comedy that, like CRAZY TOWN, also seems to make fun of the Hollywood Dream.

There is a certain horror to awakening to the fact that you are now a zombie. What do you do with your “undead” life? One zombie, Harry, thinks he has the answer – get a SAG card! While the world in general has little use for zombies, there is one industry where they fit in very well – Hollywood!

No trailer for ZOMBIEWOOD either!

ZombieWood

And of course, Jessica Cameron's TRUTH or DARE is screening. We've covered that film quite a bit already!

Jessica Cameron's New TRUTH OR DARE Trailer

I've been under a rock lately, so I am just now posting Jessica Cameron's new teaser for TRUTH OR DARE, her new horror feature.

Truth or Dare is about 6 college kids who find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play…”

More Jessica Cameron 'Truth or Dare' Casting News

I have decided I am going to cover the fuck out of Jessica Cameron's new horror flick "Truth or Dare". Why?

1) Some dicks keep posting on my articles about how she stole the title from some other indie dick and how stealing titles of movies is illegal and they are suing everyone. Which is funny because I'm used to that. And makes me just want to post about things more.

2) I feel like I owe Jessica Cameron somewhat. She knows why.

3) I kinda adore the producer, Buz "Danger" Wallick.

4) Also, I mean, come on. It's fun.

So, Jessica Cameron’s new film has a second new teaser trailer:

“Truth or Dare” is about 6 college kids who find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play…

AND the new news is that actors Shelby Stehlin and Jesse Wilson have joined the cast which already includes Jessica Cameron, Devanny Pinn, Heather Dorff, Ryan Kiser, and Brandon Van Vliet.

First Teaser And Cast For Jessica Cameron's 'Truth or Dare'

I just wrote about it, like, a second ago, but now there's also a teaser for Jessica Cameron's new horror flick "Truth or Dare". ALSO, joining the cast are actresses Devanny Pinn (she also directs) and Heather Dorff, with actors Marv Blauvelt, Brandon Van Vliet, and Ryan Kiser. It's been launched along with the film's Indiegogo campaign.

The plot?

6 college kids find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with violent twists. It’s all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play…

Enjoy the teaser, which features actress/director Cameron in a precarious situation:

Jessica Cameron's Horror Film 'Truth or Dare'

I don't know much about Jessica Cameron's new horror film "Truth or Dare" yet, except that she's directing it, and that the plot goes a little something like this:

6 college kids find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with violent twists. It’s all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play…

Written by Cameron and Jonathan Higgins and starring Cameron, the film is in its infancy at this point, with a teaser trailer having just been shot.

Cameron is an actress who most notably spends her time in horror films; I'm interested to see what she brings to the horror genre as director. Other horror actresses-turned-directors include Debbie Rochon, Brea Grant, Danielle Harris, and Katt Shea. Even Adrienne Barbeau directed a segment of a horror anthology in the gay 90s (I have it on VHS – if you need to know the title I can probably dig that up for ya. It's not on IMDB). I'll keep you posted.

Jessica Cameron Truth or Dare