Saturday, September 28, 2013

Apprehensive Films Video Blog (VLOG) 9-28-13, Halloween Home Haunts, Pollygrind, VHS Promotions

New Apprehensive Films video blog is up!  We talk about our top sellers, the Pollygrind Film Festival, Vault of Mysterious Information podcast and our retro VHS style promotions we're putting into our releases.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Apprehensive Films Video Blog (VLOG) 9-21-13 Halloween Home Haunts Soundtrack, Children of Dracula

This is Apprehensive Films Video Blog (VLOG) for 9-21-13. We talk about Halloween Home Haunts World Premiere, the soundtrack, Children of Dracula, The Al Night Halloween Party DVD, The Orlok Coffin Box Set and the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. Be sure to visit The official Apprehensive Films Store: www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Apprehensive Films First Video Blog (VLOG) 9-13-13

The First Apprehensive Films Video Blog (VLOG). See all the news on Halloween Home Haunts, G-String Horror, Hardware Wars, Game of Survival, the 420 Friendly Comedy Special and more!!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ultimate Horror Pack!! 13 DVDs for Only $99.95, Free Shipping at www.TheGrindHouse.Net

13 Terrifying Horror DVDs for only $99.95!! Shipping is free in the Lower 48 States (USA).

This package is valued at more than $150.00 at regular retail price. You get all the titles below. Many are part of our limited, 500 unit editions, so order soon before they're no longer available!!

  • All Night Halloween Party
  • Amputee With an Axe
  • Calamity of Snakes
  • Cannibal Island
  • The Devil
  • Dr. Jekyll Vs The Werewolf
  • Dracula Blows His Cool
  • Fog Returns to Murder Mansion
  • Ghost of Rashmon Hall
  • Magdalena: The Devil Inside the Female
  • Night of Bloody Horror
  • Swingers Massacre
  • Mystery DVD?!?! What could it be, who knows, but it will be horrific!
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Super-8mm Lost Splatter Classic and Killer Asian Insects on DVD at TheGrindHouse.Net

THE FIRST TIME EVER RELEASED!!! The Lost Super-8mm Splatter Classic from 1992!!

Since I Don't Have You: Dewight has a problem shut away deep in his mind. Old Man Kavenaugh has a problem locked away in his decrepit shed behind his rural home. When Dewight's car breaks down on a lonely road near Kavenuagh's abode, the two have a chance encounter that spirals into an ever increasing bizarre, horrific and nightmarish journey. The thin line between reality and fantasy crumbles and problems that have been locked away for years break free from their chains in a shocking climax! 

Since I Don't Have You is a film that will stay with it's viewer long past it's welcome, you've been warned!! 

Pre-Order Now at www.TheGrindHouse.Net  Ships 7-23-13

Three of the Most Extreme Asian Nature Run Amuck Horror Films!

Calamity of Snakes, Centipede Horror and The Devil all for one low price of $24.95 at www.TheGrindHouse.Net Save 30% over buying each DVD individually!!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Forrest J Ackerman Speaks From Beyond the Grave...

Life After Death Project - Double Disc DVD Set for Pre-Order at www.TheGrindHouse.Net

A mesmerizing CSI-caliber quest for proof of life after death. Four NY Times best-selling authors, three science professors and three mediums investigate astonishing evidence in the true case of "After Death Communication" (ADC) from Sci-Fi luminary Forrest J Ackerman. 

Ships 07-16-13

This double disc DVD set comes with a ton of bonus features including:
  • Forrest J Ackermann Tribute with Rick Baker and Ray Bradbury!
  • Excerpt from the Sci-Fi Boys Documentary!
  • Expanded Scientist Statement by Dr. John Allison!
  • The Demise of the Ackermansion!
  • Sci-Fi Museum of Seattle Showcases Visionaries and Futurists!
  • Life After Death Project 2: Personal Encounters

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Autographed Centipede Horror DVDs, Only 5 Available, www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Autographed Centipede Horror DVDs, Only 5 Available,www.TheGrindHouse.Net

This DVD is Signed by Cover Artist Eddie Julian!! Only 5 Available!! Comes Packaged in Slime Green DVD Case!!

"The Most Disgusting Film I've Evere Seen..."  - Sam Raimi, Director of The Evil Dead

The most vile and notorious of all the nature run amuck movies, Centipede Horror is presented here uncut in all it's glory. This was shot in South East Asia using only real giant centipedes. Centipedes are highly venomous and they are crawling in and out of all kinds of places they don't belong in this truly one of a kind film. Widescreen, 90 minutes, In Cantonese with English Subtitles.

The disc includes Scalped: A killer hunts and captures hikers in the woods to keep them as human pets in the basement. Written and Directed by Ben Miller.

Special Features: Trailer for the shocking and disturbing short film Sublime Depravity.

Only 5 Available, Order Fast!! Only $19.95 at www.TheGrindHouse.Net 

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

New Apprehensive Films DVDs, Blu-Rays & Screenings!!!

First up, Apprehensive Films original feature length documentary, Halloween Home Haunts, is screening at the National Haunters Convention Saturday May 4th at Noon and Sunday May 5th at Noon. Check out this sneak preview screening if you're in the Oaks Pennsylvania area!!

If you're not in that part of the country you can pre-order the DVD or Blu-Ray at www.TheGrindHouse.Net

Halloween Home Haunts: The new documentary from Apprehensive Films follows eight Home Haunters in their pursuit to transform their nice suburban homes into visions of the macabre. Their obsession with Halloween has lead them to spend thousands, dedicate countless hours and resources to achieve their horrific attractions and to scare the daylights out of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. We'll meet all sorts of different haunters from basic yard haunts to one's so extreme they go beyond their property lines. 

Special features include: Trailers, Spotlight on Hauntcast, Larry Scholl's Tiki Room, Alternate Opening and Behind the Scenes at Night Frights. 

Next we have K. Gordon Murray's Robot Vs The Aztec Mummy up pre-order at www.TheGrindHouse.Net It starts shipping next Tuesday!

Robot Vs The Aztec Mummy: An epic battle of man-created machine against an ancient living mummy. Dr. Krupp plans to steal precious valuables from the Aztec Mummy's tomb. In order to make this heist possible, Dr. Krupp builds an indestructible robot to fight the mummy. Some of Krupp's past associates get wind of his scheme and do their best to thwart his evil plans. 

To continue our K. Gordon Murray extravaganza we also have Brainiac up for Pre-Sale on www.TheGrindHouse.Net Ships 5-18-13!

Brainiac: In 1661 the Holy Inquisition of Mexico sentences the Baron of Vitelius to be burned alive for the practice of witchcraft and other heinous crimes. Upon his death, the Baron swears vengeance against the Inquisitors descendants. Three centuries later, a comet returns to Earth bringing with it the Baron in form of a brain-sucking ghoul who is here to exact revenge. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Face Melt FX Test Coming Soon!

Apprehensive Films and Alchemy FX are gearing up to do a face melt FX test for our upcoming short film And The Blood Drains Down. Here's all the FX supplies to make the shot happen, pictured to the left, at the Alchemy FX workshop. Thanks to all the Indie Go-Go supporters to help make this happen!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

420 Triple Feature Vol. 2 Contact High DVD

The 420 Triple Feature is back with more wildly absurd "educational" films on marijuana use. Does blowing grass make the user have violent hallucinations? Does puffing on a marijuana cigarette turn you into a non-functioning weed head? Find out the answers to these burning questions within these featured films The Terrible Truth (1951), The Devil's Weed (1949) and The Devil's Harvest (1942).

Release Date: 3-26-13

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Exploitation Double Feature: Black Cobra Woman - Super Bitch DVD

The Exploitation Double Feature packs a one-two punch. Laura Gemser heats things up in Black Cobra Woman, a wild tale of sex, betrayal and murder perpetrated by the serpent kind! Also featuring Jack Palance!! SuperBitch is an amazing piece of Euro-Crime from the 1970s! Full of hard violence, extreme car chases, hot naked women and enough machismo to give Dirty Harry a run for his money

Release Date: 2-19-13

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Gorgan Vs The Flying Spider DVD Up For Pre-Sale

A Prehistoric Battle of Monstrous Proportions!

The battle is set in ancient Japan. A former student of a powerful elderly wizard turns to black magic and comes back to reign terror on the quiet village. The wizard's new understudy must take on this evil foe and save the village. The two students battle it out in true wizard form and shape shift into giant monsters. Get ready for Giant Spiders, Fire Breathing Dragons, Horned Toads, Giant Birds, Flying Decapitated Heads and all to familiar Kaiju roars!!

Larry Scholl's Midnight Matinee: Legendary Hollywood story board artist, Larry Scholl, hand picks a wild selection of films both for kids and adults alike. The Midnight Matinee line of DVDs are great to share with your children on a Saturday Morning, but are off-kilter enough to enjoy with your adult friends late on a Saturday night. So grabs your kids, buds or beer and enjoy this nostalgic oddity! as

Limited Edition To Just 500 Units!! Each Unit is Hand Numbered.

Release Date: 1-29-13

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Ghost of Rashmon Hall DVD Up For Pre-Order

A Blood Curdling Tale From Beyond!

The Ghost of Rashmon Hall is a classic spook show from 1947. A small group of elite socialites gather to exchange haunted tales at Rashmon Hall. The main story actually takes place at the creepy old manor in which the group has gathered. Things get out of hand when a doctor is brought to manor to try and rid the house of the evil spirits. Great atmosphere and incredible twist ending.

Limited Edition To Just 500 Units!! Each Unit is Hand Numbered.

Release Date: 1-22-13

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Another Way To Sell on

Here's a program that a lot of start-up labels and indie filmmakers seem to miss. Sure Amazon has their print on demand program CreateSpace, but they also have a very cool program called Advantage. Checkout

The Amazon Advantage program allows small labels and indie filmmakers or musicians to sell their DVDs or CDs directly to Amazon. So if you're able or willing to manufacture retail ready DVDs or CDs you can sell direct to Amazon. The program has very low start-up costs and you'll  make a lot more money per unit than you would with CreateSpace. It's definitely worth checking out.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hey Where's My Sales Report? Indie Filmmakers Getting Screwed in the Distribution World

In the world of indie film distribution there is an old scam that still is very prevalent today, it's pretty easy to avoid it for the most-part, but many filmmakers never get paid on their distribution deals. It's a very simple scam, here's how it goes down. A filmmaker finishes their film and send it to a small distribution label, we'll call them Celebrity Flicks International (fictional), CFI agrees to distribute the film and the filmmakers sign and exclusive contract. CFI gets the film setup and is very cooperative with the filmmakers and the film gets released on DVD, VOD and other Digital Outlets. The first reporting period goes by and no sales reports show up.

So the filmmaker follows up with CFI, who's probably far away in a different state, and just gets CFI's voice mail. CFI doesn't return any phone calls or e-mails for weeks. If the filmmaker is really persistent, they'll get a reply and it will usually be one of two responses: "What, you didn't get the report and check, I'll have to talk to my accountant and see what happened. I'll get back to you." or "We're behind on reporting, it will be on your next statement". Well the truth is there is no report or money coming and now your film is out there making money for someone else. Plus, even though your distributor is in breach of contract, you'll have a very hard time getting another distributor to pick it up because your film is already saturated in the marketplace.

How do companies like CFI get away with this? Because for the most part they probably only owe the filmmaker a small amount of money $10k or less. They know most indie filmmakers don't have the money to sue and that they won't travel to another state to go to court. So CFI pockets the money and is there waiting to sign the next naive filmmaker who sends them their movie.

How do filmmakers avoid this? Do some very simple research on your potential distributor. It's so easy today with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc. Look at the distributors catalog and then look up the filmmakers that they distribute. Contact the filmmakers and tell them what you're doing and ask them if the distributor in question worked out for them. Did they get paid? Filmmakers will be more than willing to speak up about their experience with a distributor.

Even with good references this can still happen. We've entered into over ten separate distribution agreements with different wholesalers, retailers and distribution labels. We've only been screwed on one deal and it was this same old scam, and we had checked references. It's not fool proof but has worked for us over 90% of the time.

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