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Night Keep

So since our relaunch we’ve brought you some NEWS regarding Bill Oberst Jrs latest venture and a MOVIE review of the brilliant Fatal Pictures production Heir. So it’s only right that we now bring you some MUSIC! As always at Erebus Horror we only bring you the best that independent horror has to offer, and our musical feature certainly falls under that category. Night Keep, A side project by our very own Daniel Edenfield, is an instrumental masterpiece. It’s chilling, eerie but also has a calming effect.

Now you might just be thinking that I’m posting a good review because Dan is one of the team. But I kid you not my friends; the proof is in the pud! Check out this little snippet below. But FIRST – go somewhere quiet, turn off the lights, make yourself comfortable, and close your eyes. Press play (if you can find it with your eyes closed…) and relax.

Allow yourself to be immersed in the story. Pretty cool stuff right? The musical score wouldn’t be out of place in any big budget horror/thriller!

We’ve previously posted on Dan’s other project Throne of Anguish but as you can see he’s definitely going from strength to strength! Following the success of his other projects, Dan embarked on yet another musical venture – Cinematic Horror Music! Every year, during October he releases an original horror symphony and tale of terror, presented in graphic audio format. He does all the compositions and recordings but brings in others to provide the voice acting. So far, he has released two albums under The Night Keep and is in pre-production for this year’s horror album.

If you want to check out more of his music, head over to The Night Keep’s website here

If you’re a musician who would like to be featured by us, head over to the Contact section of our website

Heir

Heir is an intelligent, thought-provoking horror short that will leave you feeling numb and entirely creeped out. It quickly engages its audience with intrigue and an unfolding fear of dread as the father takes his son on the ill-fated trip. With nail-biting suspense and grotesque imagery, Heir manages to cram an array of emotions into its 15 minute run time.

Featuring excellent performances by Bill Oberst Jr (RESOLUTION, CIRCUS OF THE DEAD, TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP) and Robert Nolan (FAMILIAR, BERKSHIRE COUNTRY, SILENT RETREAT), the movie does not shy away from taboo. The story revolves around Gordon (Nolan) who, after meeting a stranger online, sets off with his son Paul to indulge in a secret passion. When they arrive at the meeting place, everything seems to be going well, with the stranger (Oberst) showing a keen interest in Paul. It’s when they return to the stranger’s home that the depths of depravity start to unravel.

Heir

Written and Directed by Richard Powell (WORM, FAMILIAR), produced by FATAL PICTURES’ Zach Green and Richard Powell (WORM, FAMILIAR), in association with Marc Roussel and Ron Basch from RED SNEAKERS MEDIA (REMOTE, THE LAST HALLOWEEN). Heir will keep you transfixed from beginning to end.

Heir

Here’s a word from Director Richard Powell

Director’s Statement: FATAL PICTURES’ HEIR (2015)
Richard Powell
HEIR is a monster movie unlike any other, it is a bleak and fantastical examination of one of societies darkest taboos that aims to stimulate the mind and wrench the gut with equal power. HEIR suggests that victimization through sexual abuse leads to mutation of the psyche, soul and in our film, flesh itself. As our film aims to examine the cycle of victimization it only makes sense to depict the various stages of victimization through a trio of characters; Father, Son and the Monster. Just as the Son represents the potential beginning of the cycle the monster reflects the dark and twisted ending and stuck between these two extremes is the father who is faced with a choice which may either break or continue the legacy he was unwillingly included in years ago in his own youth. HEIR is ultimately about the H3confrontation with that monster, literally and figuratively, which dwells in Gordon’s mind and compels him to continue the chain of victimization. This film operates between the worlds of Drama and Horror and takes equally from both in terms of aesthetics, structure and style. As much as I’d like the audience to think about what they are seeing I want them to react viscerally to it as well and with that in mind we set out to create striking, often grotesque and extreme imagery which serves it’s own purpose in addition to reinforcing the overall thesis of HEIR. I had originally intended to tell this story as a straight Drama with none of the fantastical Horror trappings. I thought a realistic version of this story would be more disturbing, truthful and effective but as I began to think about what this H2story really means I realized the metaphor I would end up employing tells a deeper truth despite the monster makeup and Argento-esque lighting. I realized the truest way to tackle the horrors of child abuse and victimization was to pull away the exterior of the human monsters who walk among us and expose the malignancy within. Any time I’ve been asked to describe HEIR I reply with a simple elevator pitch “They say that anyone who abuses a child is a monster, well what if they really were monsters?”.

Intrigued? Of course you are. So here’s a sneak peek teaser to sink your teeth into

Once again Fatal Pictures prove they’re definitely the big players when it comes to independent horror. If you get chance to see any of their movies don’t miss out! And if you want to read more reviews of their work, check out what we thought of Familiar