A Review from Leglesscorpse
Review…Bloody Late-Night Horror Fun
I’m certain that many (indeed , likely most ) of you Fellow Fans out there spent a good bit of your youth (and quite possibly still do ) watching whichever local or syndicated horror theater host you could get in your town on most Friday and/or Saturday nights. From Vampira and Morgus the Magnificent through Count Gore de Vol and Dr. Shock — up through the redoubtable Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Joe Bob Briggs, to the more modern names like Penny Dreadful XIII and Mr. Lobo, we all have our favorites to guide us through our late-night b-flick meanderings. In all those years of watching, I’m sure it crossed many of your minds as it did mine — wouldn’t a late-night horror theater show make a dandy setting for a cheesy scare flick?
I kinda think it would be a pretty good idea for a campy horror film — much like the kinds you’d see on such a show. Apparently, the folks at Eye Candy studios with writer Channing Whitaker and director William Collins think so, too — my submitted evidence being their new film, KILD-TV.
It’s late Friday evening at local KILD, channel six. The night desk signs off after their last report of the day, and anchorman Conrad stays on to work on a “personal project”. Meanwhile, the live “horror theater” of the affiliate begins it broadcast, with the experienced personality of Milton as his character Dr. Perseco hamming it up for the camera.
Dr. Perseco introduces his new associate…
Tonight also boasts the addition of his new assistant, played by the newest producer at KILD, Adel, who’s working her way around Milton’s improvisations and script changes, all the while getting to know the veteran staff members. As the night moves on and it’s time for a cut-in scene of “Dr. Perseco”, the studio is upset that their controller doesn’t cue up the right scenes at the right time — but when they go to find out what the hell his problem is, it turns out to be a screwdriver driven into his chest! Panicked, they find that they’re locked in the studio, and whomever killed the controller has also seen to it that they are trapped like rats, cell phone reception ruined by the studio’s antenna and the phones dead. Finding that the programming is running on a pre-set schedule, the remaining employees use the only means of communication they have left, and appeal to the public via their broadcast, hoping to get some help — but since it’s a horror show, who will believe it? As more of them are picked off one by one, they struggle to figure out what put them in this situation — why are they being stalked and killed? And what does Conrad’s “personal” story have to do with it all?
Conrad’s having a rough night…
I was pleasantly surprised by this one; it comes out of the box with a very convincing portrayal of a television station, with the sets and technical aspects coming off as very believable — impressive for a low-budget film. The acting, while having it’s highs and lows, still carried off the characterizations well — a standout for me was D.C. Douglas as Milton/Dr. Perseco, who commanded every scene he was in, be it the hammy and over-the-top character of Perseco, or his concern and intelligence during the more serious scenes. The FX were brutal and gruesome, both the on-screen kills and the aftermath of the off-screen ones — it will be most pleasing to the gorehounds out there. The story is every slasher film you’ve ever seen, but with good characterizations, humor that is intelligent rather than mindless, and the unique setting, I didn’t find it tiresome or dull. There is a twist ending, but you folks out there who are as jaded as I am will probably find it telegraphed fairly early on — still, it’s woven well enough into the narrative that it made me question my theory more than once. Add in camera work that is both clever and nostalgic, and you have a pretty good bloody romp hearkening back to the slashers of old that it homages.
Too little, too late…
As with any horror flick (subjective pests they are — especially slashers!), this one won’t make everyone happy — it has it’s flaws and holes like any other — but personally I found it a great time in front of the ol’ screen, checking off all the boxes of the subgenre but nonetheless enjoying the characters and the situations; bloody, campy, and fun.
The flick’s already won Best Picture and Best Actor (D.C. Douglas) at Horrorhound, and I believe it’s destined to keep winning accolades.
Two-tenths of a dime lighter.
IHorror- A great review!
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“KILD TV” NOW ON TOUR
BY ANTHONYPERNICKA ON MARCH 28, 2016
After its successful World Premiere Screening at the Horror Hound Weekend Event (winning Best Picture and Best Actor DC Douglas) KILD TV is now set to play at two upcoming major genre film festivals.
First up, is the Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, right around the corner on April 8 thru 10, in the Canadian film capital. And, this will be the Canada Premiere for “KILD TV.”
Next up is the Crimson Screen Film Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, May 13 thru 15. Readers of HORROR SOCIETY voted this event their 2nd “Favorite Horror Film Festival” of 2015!
A Special Collector’s Edition is still available on DVD and BluRay from the filmmakers. Go towww.kildmovie.com to order your copy today!!
Excerpt from Horror Hound Magazine:
KILD TV is exactly what the great majority of horror fans want in a horror film … interesting characters, a mysterious killer, just the right amount of gore, suspense, and a little sex appeal. And, much like its predecessors in the whodoneit subgenre (Urban Legend, Scream, etc), it’s a wild ride that ebbs and flows between comedy and tragedy. It’s quirky and fun. Plus, paying homage to the reason why so many of us are horror fans … horror hosts … makes KILD TV unique.
MARCH 18, 2016
Interview: KILD TV’s William Collins
MARCH 17, 2016
Interview: KILD TV’s D.C. Douglas
MARCH 11, 2016
KILD TV is B-Movie Throwback fun
KILD TV is B-Movie Throwback fun
BY JONATHAN CORREIA ON MARCH 11, 2016
MOVIE REVIEWS, NEWS
Late night TV hosts were a huge part of the horror experience for many people growing up. It seemed that every local channel had an over-the-top host who would introduce horror, cult, and B-Movies.
A lot of these movies were cheesier than the host’s own skits but the combination was always fun. KILD TV taps into this world of cable horror double features and delivers a fun mystery filled with blood, guts, and boobs. KILD TV is a fun B-Movie throwback with a Tim Burton-esque feel.
The crew of a local horror movie showcase is used to broadcasting creepy stories of heinous killers, but tonight they are the story, trapped with a real killer inside the studio.
Shot in Texas and produced by Michael Muscal (Bride of Re-Animator), KILD TV does not shy away from its B-Movie inspirations.
All of this is delivered in a whimsical tone that reflects some of Tim Burton’s early works. The filmmakers and cast have a lot of fun with the film and it’s hard not to do yourself while watching it.
No one has more fun in the film than D.C. Douglas (Sharknado 2, Mass Effect 3, Resident Evil) as the late night host caught in the middle of a murder spree. No matter what camera he is in front of, either inside or outside the movie, he revels in the role, stealing every scene. His interaction with a cow’s head is hilarious, disgusting, and fun to watch.
In the studio, the would-be victims have to continuously broadcast their live segments in-between the broadcast of the feature film. The focus is shifted here to a handful of people outside the studio watching the live program.
Here we meet a couple enjoying the night’s presentation at home and a cop watching from his squad car. These are nice breaks once the killings start, and the crew is caught with a limited amount of time to show they are in real trouble.
These breaks lead to some of the best moments in KILD TV. The crew/would-be victims try to prove to those on the outside that they are not acting, and what is happening is real. We see the couple and the officer struggle with the idea that they might be witnessing is a real homicide.
KILD TV is a fun movie. Plain and simple. It knows what it audience wants and it delivers. Along the way it treats us to a great murder mystery, tricking us every bit of the way.
Fans of Hershel Gordon Lewis will love this blood soaked murder mystery. The film is unapologetically over-the-top in nature, with nudity, and volumes of blood. It is a great time!
Click here to get your limited edition Bluray to own before it has been released domestically.
Check your local listings for KILD TV, coming soon.
in: Movies/TV,News | March 11, 2016 - 10:35 am | by: Fangoria Staff | Comments Off on Gory “KILD TV” Nabs HorrorHound Weekend Nominations; Launches DVD/Blu Pre-Orders!
One of FANGORIA’s most-anticipated horror offerings of 2016 is William Collins’ KILD TV, a bloody slasher whodunit that takes place during a late night horror-host telecast in a remote TV station. Bloody as hell and produced by FX wiz Michael Muscal (BRIDE OF CHUCKY, FROM BEYOND), KILD TV is ready to broadcast it’s mayhem to fright fans during its World Premiere next Saturday, March 19th at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH. Now, FANGORIA has the first word about KILD TV’s impending home media release as well as its nominations for the HorrorHound Film Festival Awards!
That’s right: KILD TV, starring DC Douglas, Astrea Campbell-Cobb, Heather Williams, Dan Braverman and many more, is now available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray (Mastered in 4K!) for a limited time unrated and uncut at the film’s official website HERE. With special FX by the Emmy-nominated Hawgfly Productions (GRINDHOUSE, MACHETE), KILD TV has earned praise from iHorror, HorrorHound and more outlets, the former who dubbed it as “A fun B-Movie throwback” and the latter having bestowed the film with three nominations at its impending HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Douglas) and Best Actress (Cobb).
You can check out the red band trailer for KILD TV as well as new, exclusive artwork below. You can find more information about the film’s HorrorHound Weekend screening HERE, and don’t forget to grab the DVD/Blu-ray edition of KILD TV while supplies last at the link above! Stay tuned for more on KILD TV here at FANGORIA.com!
KILD TV: Official Trailer #1 (2015) - D.C Douglas, UHD 4K - 5.1
KILD TV Premiering in Cincinnati
KILD TV Premiering in Cincinnati Next Month
Posted on February 19, 2016 by David Gelmini
If you happen to be in Cincinnati next month, then be sure to attend the premiere of the multiple award-nominated feature KILD TV, produced by VFX wizard Michael Muscal and directed by William Collins. Full details can be found below.
From the Press Release:
Mystery, suspense, and blood-soaked mayhem all take center stage when KILD TV has its world premiere screening at the HorrorHound Weekend and Film Fest, March 18-20 in Cincinnati, Ohio. And the film has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (D.C. Douglas), and Best Actress (Astrea Campbell-Cobb).
This taut thriller takes place at a remote TV station where crew members, doing the late night horror telecast, are violently disposed, one by one, by a psychopath out to erase all clues to his (or her?) identity. To survive, they must broadcast for help or die!
Producer Michael Muscal (ReAnimator, Ed Gein, Bride of Chucky) is quick to point out that genre fans won’t be disappointed: “The body count is quite high.” Not bad coming from the guy who brought you serial killer classics Ted Bundy and The Hillside Strangler.
Director William Collins aptly puts it this way: “It’s Dario Argento meets Tim Burton,” while HorrorHound Magazine says, “KILD TV is exactly what the great majority of horror fans want in a horror film… interesting characters, a mysterious killer, just the right amount of gore, suspense, and a little sex appeal.”
Douglas plays the offbeat Dr. Ultim Perseco, host of the midnight hour fright flick, and is joined by a sensational ensemble cast including the up-and-coming Ms. Cobb, Heather Williams, Dan Braverman, and Grace Johnston. And to accomplish the hardcore ghoulish rampage, the producers brought in Emmy-nominated Hawgfly Productions (Temple Grandin, Grindhouse and Machete) to do the special makeup effects.
In concert with the HorrorHound event, a Special Collector’s Edition of KILD TV will be released nationally on DVD and Blu-ray. Don’t miss out!
KILD TV: Official Trailer #1 (2015) - D.C Douglas, UHD 4K - 5.1
Kildtv: Official Trailer #1
October 27, 2015 / 3:54 pm / Posted by: Mitchell Wells / Posted in: Horror News, Indie Horror, Trailers, Video
KILD TV: Official Trailer #1 (2015) - D.C Douglas, UHD 4K - 5.1
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The crew of a local horror movie showcase used to broadcasting creepy stories of heinous killers, finds themselves trapped with a real killer among them.
Ten years after a series of unsolved serial killings, a determined journalist cracks the case and prepares an expose for air the following week, all the while keeping his secret that the twisted killer now works in his own station. As he covertly prepares, a skeleton crew of the local TV station begins to air their live, late-night horror show, featuring a ghoulish host named Dr. Perseco.
Unbeknownst to all, one crew member has already been viciously murdered and her body hidden. A violent thunderstorm rolls in as two more of the crew and the journalist disappear.
The TV show continues with over-the-top macabre antics and Perseco’s dark humor until the mutilated body of one of the missing is discovered. The midnight crew is now in a full panic and frantically tries to flee the building, only to find all lines of escape and communication sabotaged. They are trapped inside with the killer somewhere in the station!
Thunder strikes and the lights go off, leaving only emergency power available, and one hope for rescue; they must broadcast or die. They plea for help on the air, but the plan falls on deaf ears when viewers believe it’s just a hoax. No help is coming. Soon, more lifeless, brutally slain bodies turn up and the pressure mounts to identify the killer before another is found slaughtered.
As the mystery begins to unravel, it becomes clear that the killer is among them. Friends and colleagues begin distrusting each other, and, with every step inching ever closer to discovering the killer, another body falls.
STARING; D.C. DOUGLAS, ASTREA CAMPBELL-COBB, DAN BRAVERMAN, JARED DORECK,
HEATHER WILLIAMS, ALEEAH ROGERS & GRACE JOHNSTON
More exclusive pics, plus trailer: “KILD TV”
in: Movies/TV,News | October 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm | by: Michael Gingold | Comments Off on More exclusive pics, plus trailer: “KILD TV”
We first told you here about the on-air-murder movie KILD TV, and now we’ve got some more exclusive photos to share, plus a trailer.
Shot in Texas, KILD TV was directed by William Collins from a Channing Whitaker script, with Mike Muscal producing. D.C. Douglas, Astrea Campbell-Cobb, Dan Braverman, Jared Doreck, Heather Williams, Aleeah Rogers and Grace Johnston, with makeup FX by Hawgfly Productions. We also have a longer synopsis:
“A determined TV journalist cracks a series of unsolved killings and prepares an exposé for broadcast, all the while keeping secret that the twisted killer works at his own station. As he covertly prepares, a skeleton crew begins to air their live, late-night horror show, featuring a ghoulish host named Dr. Perseco. Unbeknownst to all, one crewmember has already been viciously murdered and her body hidden. A violent thunderstorm rolls in as two more of the crew and the journalist disappear.
“The TV show continues until the mutilated body of one of the missing is discovered. The crew frantically tries to flee the building, only to find all lines of escape and communication sabotaged. They are trapped inside with the killer somewhere in the station! Lightning strikes, leaving only emergency power and one hope for rescue; they must broadcast or die. They plead for help on the air, but the plan fails when viewers believe it’s just a hoax. No help is coming, more brutally slain bodies turn up and the pressure mounts to identify the killer before another is found slaughtered. As the mystery unravels, it becomes clear that the killer is among them. Friends and colleagues begin distrusting each other, and with every step inching closer to discovering the killer, another body falls.”
For more on KILD TV, check out its Facebook page.