Dark Star Records recently released two music videos for the song Naked and Stoned by Slam Bang. The two music videos feature Ashley UWish Stewart in a sexy photo shoot and have been receiving a lot of press. Both videos can now be seen on the NME Magazine Website.
SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of the new Jezebeth (Special Edition) DVD. This is the debut release of Jezebeth as a stand alone DVD. This Special Edition DVD, complete with a Motion Menu is loaded with Bonus Features like, a Video of Bree Michaels (Jezebeth) performing the Demonic Guitar Solo in her Panties and Bra, The Official Full Length Movie Trailer, and a Special Appearance and Autograph Signing by the Girls of Jezebeth at a Hot Topic Store. The DVD packaging and Artwork is Amazing including a Wicked Pentagram on the DVD Disc. This is a must have for Fans of the Jezebeth movie Franchise.
The movie Jezebeth has become a cult classic phenomenon since it’s debut release on a number of VOD services, including iTunes Movies, YouTube Rentals, Amazon Video On Demand and Google Play for which the movie ranked high on the charts. With all the press Jezebeth was getting, the movie was soon picked up by R-Squared Films and released on Blu-Ray as well as the leading film on a DVD 4 pack called “Super Pack Vampires” which includes four killer vampire movies. And coming soon from the movie franchise is Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, Jezebeth 3 The Guns of El Diablo, and “Jezebeth” a Novel by SE Campbell. The Jezebeth movies are all Written, Directed and Produced by Damien Dante and Co Produced by Jeffrey A. Swanson. Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson are Creators and Partners in the Jezebeth Movie Franchise, and it looks as though there is no stopping Jezebeth’s Wicked Reign, Because, There Is No God, There Is Only Jezebeth.
The Conjuring Directed by James Wan and starring Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
A Film Review by The Hollywood Reporter:
So-called Splat Pack filmmaker James Wan “Saw”, “Insidious” opts for old-school restraint over gore in The Conjuring, an involving and effective throwback to ’70s supernatural horror-thrillers. On the basis of through-the-roof reactions at test screenings, Warners and New Line moved the film’s release from January to the summer tentpole season, a decision that should pay off with sizzling summer receipts from young adults. But the handsomely shot, expertly button-pushing scare-fest, which opens on July 19 in North America with worldwide dates lined up through the season, has the polish and the cast to draw older audiences who grew up on shockers built from performances rather than CGI. Wan says he set out to make a “classic studio horror film,” and at that, he’s more than succeeded. With its minimal use of digital effects, its strong, sympathetic performances and ace design work, the pic harks back in themes and methods to The Exorcist and The Amityville Horror, not quite attaining the poignancy and depth of the former but far exceeding the latter in sheer cinematic beauty. The film doesn’t leave a deep, lasting chill, but it excels at putting a refining gloss on cheap shocks. Until a climactic sequence that pulls out all the stops, the director’s modulation teases out plenty of don’t-go-there moments, both formulaic and innovative, for all they’re worth. Based on a documented case from the files of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren — known for their investigative work for the Lutz family in Amityville, New York — the story opens as most haunted-house tales do: with a bright and chipper family moving into a huge old domicile, in this case a farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island.
But before the main action begins, screenwriters Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping, Whiteout) provide a glimpse of an especially creepy past case of the Warrens’ involving that scariest of horror totems, a doll. Wan uses the cold opening to ratchet up the tension before the audience has a chance to get comfortable, and he weaves the doll into the central plot to excellent effect. Until bringing together the paranormal investigators and the terrorized family, the film alternates between the Connecticut-based Warrens (the exceptionally well-cast Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) and the newly relocated Perrons: Carolyn and Roger (Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston) and their five daughters. The specifics remain undisclosed for much of the film, but it’s evident that the Warrens are recovering from an especially traumatic investigation. At the same time, the Perrons discover that their spacious home has plenty of hidden chambers and boarded-up corridors, and find themselves contending with awful odors, disturbing sounds and shocking visitations in the thick of night.
Wan’s decision to make the apparitions visible to only some of the characters at first, and not necessarily to the audience, is an ingeniously effective way to feed the mounting dread. In heart-stopping fashion, the demonic spirits that plague the farmhouse insinuate themselves into the Perrons’ daily life, most frighteningly in the family game of hide-and-clap, complete with blindfolds. Director of photography John R. Leonetti’s nimble camera follows the girls and their parents through the huge rooms, ever alert to danger, while editor Kirk Morri’s precise cuts deftly quicken the pulse. Still, the Hayes brothers’ screenplay doesn’t truly develop the Perron family as anything more than innocent victims. It pays more subtle and complex attention to character development in the Warrens, whose gently take-charge, DIY investigation, with its crucifixes and Super-8 movie cameras, is a comfort to the Perrons and the audience alike. As the clairvoyant Lorraine, Farmiga resonates an extraordinary sensitivity, conveying wordlessly that Lorraine knows the Perrons’ home is haunted the instant she walks through the front door. Upright, devout and compassionate, Farmiga’s Lorraine is a compelling and believable younger version of the octogenarian Lorraine seen in the recent documentary My Amityville Horror. Wilson, reteaming with Wan after Insidious, is compelling as a down-to-earth straight arrow who has seen the dark side.
The nature of the haunting is gradually revealed until, about halfway in, Lorraine delivers the goods in a breathless block of info that’s semi-comical in its thoroughness — a fact that the filmmakers seem to acknowledge. “Well,” Ed says in response to her research findings, “that explains a few things.” The mechanics of the storytelling are what matters here, and potentially intriguing themes — key among them the Warrens’ faith and fearlessness — are touched upon rather than satisfyingly explored. Among the four principals, Livingston has the least defined role but is effortlessly convincing as a working-class husband and father who finds himself in unspeakable circumstances. As a maternal figure who becomes the chief target of troubled spirits, Taylor gets to occupy a broader range, and does so with warmth and ferocity. The Perron girls are well differentiated, with especially impressive work from Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love) as middle daughter Christine, who’s the first to be tormented. From the re-creation of the Warrens’ collection of cursed items (glimpsed in My Amityville Horror) to the farmhouse’s cobwebby crawl spaces and an evocative antique jack-in-the-box, Julie Berghoff’s production design is nothing less than perfect.
Costumer Kristin M. Burke also delivers outstanding work, placing an accent on period-appropriate earth tones that provide a lived-in counterpoint to the story’s otherworldly elements. Heightening the mood throughout is the churn and squall of Joseph Bishara’s score (with featured vocals by avant-garde priestess Diamanda Galas), and the blood-chilling sound design, a dynamic orchestration of creaking doors and angry things that go bump in the night. ~The Hollywood Reporter
by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer
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Dark Star Records and SGL Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of not “one” but “two” music videos for the song Naked and Stoned performed by Slam Bang and featuring actress model Ashley UWish Stewart.
The song was written about the Hot Summer Nights in Chicago Illinois, and the music video features actress model Ashley UWish Stewart in a Sexy Hot Photo Shoot. The first video is with Slam Bang and includes live footage from their classic lineup: Jeff Swan, Frankie Lee, Bob Cozza, and Bill Gingrich. The New Album Everyday is a Party Featuring Naked and Stoned is Now Available on iTunes via Dark Star Records and Sony Music.
The second video is a photo shoot montage. Ashley UWish Stewart was hired as a model for the new Slam Bang Album Cover. “We wanted this Album Cover to be Wild and Sexy” Quotes Photographer Jeffrey A. Swanson “and I think we achieved that”. “Ashley UWish stewart did an amazing job”. She is on both the Album Cover for “Everyday is a Party” and the Single “Naked and Stoned”. Ashley has since signed with SGL Entertainment and makes a cameo appearance in the movie “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” Written and Directed by Damien Dante and Produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. www.Jezebeth.com
We are pleased to announce that best selling author SE Campbell has landed a huge publishing deal for her newly completed Novel “Jezebeth” which is based on the cult classic vampire horror film. Stephanie Elisabeth Campbell was offered the deal from none other than Mary Keith Owner/Publisher of Keith Publications LLC. This is huge deal, as Keith Publications have released a slew of very successful books over the years and is very well respected in the business. Stephanie Elisabeth Campbell will also write novels based on Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, and Jezebeth 3 El Diablo, plus any and all Jezebeth films to come. Stephanie is a published best selling novelist from North Ogden, Utah. Her interests include history, traveling, classic movies and biographies. Her first novel was published at age 17. She is the author of many novels including: Visible Scars, Specimen X, Poachers, Dragon Night, Tasting Silver, Keeping Freedom, Late but not Never, Cased Closed, Icy Tales of Draga, E is for Eternity and P.S. I Killed My Mother, all of which are being published or have been published by traditional houses. The Jezebeth film franchise is owned by Partners Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. Their original cult classic vampire horror film Jezebeth was Written, Directed and Produced by Damien Dante and Co Produced by Jeffrey A. Swanson and is now available worldwide on Blu-Ray, as well as iTunes Movies, Amazon Prime, Big Star TV and other media via SGL Entertainment and R-Squared Films. Look for Jezebeth the Novel to be Available Everywhere as a Print Novel and E-Book in August/ September 2013.
Teaser from the Jezebeth Novel:
“No.” Mary grabbed her arm and pulled her back. “Do not as much as look at that Jonah Whitewood. He is a bad man. “Though the last thing Annabelle wanted to do was to tear her eyes away from Jonah, she was forced to back away. The last she saw of him before she turned around was the fact that he smirked at her. Mary clutched her fingers tighter, then she began to drag her down the hill toward the outskirts of the village. Mary was leading her toward their cabin.”You and the way you look at that awful, awful man,” Mary muttered as she walked. “How can you smile at him in such a way?” “You have your Thomas.” Heat filled Annabelle’s cheeks. Had she truly been looking at Jonah so intensely? “Why can’t I have someone I am fond of?” “You can be fond of someone, but not him.” Mary drew closer to the darkest part of the wood. “He is attractive, but I know of what he has done to women. I have heard that he beds them before marriage.” Annabelle hopped over a great log covered in moss. Her dress caught, and she was forced to tug at it to free herself. After she had freed herself, she straightened and continued on her way. “When have you been so focused on virtue, Sister?” Annabelle felt put off by Mary’s sudden speech. “You are the one who has always enjoyed playing with your partners.”Suddenly, Mary stopped before a great, towering tree with many leaves. Her expression was sober and her cheeks were as pink as a tulip’s petals. Her blue eyes were downcast and as dark as a vast lake with a churning current. “There is a great difference between igniting a man’s flame and letting him cook you with it.” Mary grabbed Annabelle’s shoulders and shook her. “I would not let a man take my virtue away from me. Giving a man a reason to be passionate will get you married. Allowing him to have his way will leave you alone and with the Devil’s child.”
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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Ultimate Band Contest for the Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Movie and Soundtrack Deal is “Double Eyelid”. The bands song “Dead is Better” will be featured in the End Credits of the movie and will be played out in its entirety. The song will also be included on the Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Distributed by Dark Star Records and Sony Music. “The Song Immediately hit me” quotes Executive Producer and Music Supervisor Jeffrey A. Swanson. “When I played the song for the movie Director “Damien Dante”, Damien said “No need to look any further, this song is perfect”. And, not only are we going to include “Dead is Better” the song in the movie and on the Soundtrack, but we are also going to feature the bands Award Winning HD Video “Dead is Better” on the DVD and Blu-Ray Release as a Bonus Feature. The music video won the Special Selection Committee award at the Hamilton Music Film Festival in Canada, and was also featured on MuchMusic, Canada’s answer to MTV. The video “Dead is Better” was Directed by Steven Cerritos and stars Lovina Yavari. We would like to thank Sonicbids for yet another Successful contest, and helping us find some great music. Double Eyelid is: Ian Revell, Karl Mohr and Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip. “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” starring “Ana Santos” was written, directed by Damien Dante and produced by Damien Dante, Jeffrey A. Swanson and will be available Worldwide on Blu-Ray and All Media via SGL Entertainment and R-Squared Films in the fall of 2013.
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