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Last week, we wrapped principal photography on our new movie, The House on The Witchpit. I’d love to show you images or a trailer. I’d love to talk about the plot. I’m not going to, however. We won’t be releasing a synopsis, images, cast list or clips. We have no plans to list details on the IMDB. The only visual that we plan to release at this point is the teaser poster that you’ve already seen.

Our current plan is to show the completed movie to 36 people this year, and then never screen that version to anyone ever again.

We’ll then screen a different version at the 2016 Horror-on-Sea festival. Once the film has screened at the festival, that version will also be scrapped and not screened again.

We’re not planning to release any version on DVD, Blu-ray or VOD. No DVD copies will be sent to critics, no password-protected Vimeo links sent out. Any festival wishing to programme the movie will have to take a leap of faith. The only people to watch any version of this movie for the foreseeable future will do so in a room with me in it.

The cast and crew who worked throughout the main shoot have not been provided with the entirety of the script or story, although when watching a test grading of one day’s rushes our lead actress commented “I’m not sure I’m going to be able to watch this movie”.

We made this film to tell a great story and to scare the living shit out of those few who watch it.

My name is Pat Higgins and my conscience is clear.

We’re delighted to confirm that Jinx Media’s fifth feature film, The House on the Witchpit, is currently filming.

We aren’t going to be releasing a cast list, plot synopsis, trailer or any stills. The poster below will be the only official imagery connected to the film.

No release is planned for any home media formats.

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I got thinking about horror aimed at kids over the last week or so, partly due to a discussion I was having of Facebook regarding the original rating of Poltergeist. It prompted me to write this article for Huffington Post, which recycles a paragraph from a blog post I wrote for this site a couple of years back but is otherwise new stuff.

The first draft of the blog post also had a bit about Joe Dante’s The Hole, which is another fascinating kid-orientated horror; very much a descendent of The Gate which, shit, I really would have written about too if I’d thought of it.

Basically, the piece would have ended up book length given half a chance. Go check it out.

Our awesome short from last year never had a trailer.

Until now.

How Not to Make a Horror Movie

Posted: January 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Every year, I write a new live appearance/show/thing and try and get it up online if possible. The 2014 show ‘Fake Blood, Real Guts’ was great fun (although I’ve yet to sort out a decent edited version).

The 2015 show is called ‘How Not to Make a Horror Movie’ and focuses on all the dreadful shit that can go wrong on the way to creating cinematic gold.

Anyway, the first date is Southend’s Horror on Sea festival on Sat 24th Jan:
http://www.horror-on-sea.com/Festival_2015/Saturday_24th/saturday_24th.html

Here’s the blurb;

Pat Higgins (Death Tales, The Devil’s Music, Strippers vs Werewolves) has made a lot of horror movies. He’s also made a lot of mistakes. Join him for a fast-paced romp through all the horrible ways that your masterpiece can screw up. From power failures to casting nightmares, these are the terrifying true stories of how NOT to make a horror movie…

Hope to see you there.

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The 2007 theatrical cut of KillerKiller has been rereleased Stateside as part of an insanely good value box-set featuring a couple of Prom Nights, a Howling sequel and some really underrated other horrors. It’s a great way to catch up with the original version of the movie VERY cheaply.. Go and pick up up right now!

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Hellbride now FREE on Viewster

Posted: December 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jinx Media’s awesome cult horror rom-com Hellbride is now available to view free on Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Roku via Viewster.
What the hell are you waiting for?

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Total Cults release a book!

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our friends over at Total Cults have released a rather awesome book just in time for Christmas.

Entitled ‘Total Cults: How To Love Movies You Probably Shouldn’t’ – it’s packed with weird stuff about cult movies, discussions of films you’ve never heard of… And HOW cool is that cover?

Go and pick up a copy.

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Total Cults Book

The heroine of TrashHouse returns for the first time in a decade in this insane short, completely filmed in a mere ten hours by an incredibly dedicated cast and crew!

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The long-awaited UK release of the Director’s Cut of The Devil’s Music is almost upon us.

The good folk at Cine du Monde will be unleashing this fantastic disc over the summer (exact date to follow shortly!) and we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s worth the wait. It’s an award-winning, critically acclaimed rock and roll nightmare.

Click the new artwork below for further details.

The Devil's Music