Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)

Nick Fury (David Hasselhoff ) is retired, but he is needed back on duty to take down agents of the terrorist organization HYDRA, led by Andrea von Strucker aka Viper (Sandra Hess) and Werner von Strucker (Scott Heindl) – the children of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Campbell Lane), his old enemy.

HYDRA has reconstituted a pathogen known as the Death’s Head virus, and threatens to attack Manhattan with it, unless they are paid US $1 billion.

Teaser trailer released for Dogged!

Here at Cult Faction we have been following the development of Dogged since its kickstarter days and now we are excited to see the first trailer of the movie!

Adapted from their award winning short film of the same name, the film is currently in post production. Directed by Richard Rowntree and starring Sam Saunders & Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape from Cannibal Farm), principle photography wrapped on 6th November, and the film has an anticipated release date for late Spring 2017.

“Dogged” is a dark psychological thriller in the folk-horror sub-genre and was financed entirely through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. “When Sam returns home to the small tidal island where he grew up, he soon discovers that the rural community there harbour more than just a few secrets. As he tries to uncover the truth behind a young girl’s mysterious death, he’s lured into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a sinister group of masked maniacs who will stop at nothing to protect their identities, and hide the horrifying truth about the island.”

The short film on which “Dogged” is based is still doing the festival circuit, and recently won the award for “best micro short” at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.

Ash Mountain Films was formed in 2013 by a group of enthusiastic, committed and talented filmmakers in Slough, Berkshire. Headed up by Richard Rowntree, Christopher Foulser and Lee Wignall, the company has completed six short films to date, including “Dogged”, “Absent Friends” and “Fixation(s)”. Having had their films screen at festivals in the UK, US, Mexico and Italy among others, they operate with low budgets and high expectations. “Dogged” is their first foray into feature length films, and they have a slate of further pictures in the horror genre on the horizon.

Dr. Strange (1978)

In Hell, where The Nameless One (David Hooks with the voice of Michael Ansara) must transfer his position and powers to his successor. Morganna Le Fay (Jessica Walters) has three days either to defeat the wizard or kill his successor.

Le Fay possesses a young woman named Clea Lake (Eddie Benton) and uses her as a weapon against Thomas Lindmer (John Mills), who is the “Sorcerer Supreme”. She pushes him off a bridge, and he appears to die, before slowly getting up and healing an injury with magic. His friend,Wong (Clyde Kusatsu), cares for him and locates Clea Lake for him.

As a result of the possession, Lake suffers from psychic aftereffects as well as being haunted in her dreams by le Fay, she ends up under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Strange (Peter Hooten) at the psychiatric hospital. Strange is the heir to his father’s potential to become Lindmer’s disciple and the next Sorcerer Supreme. Strange bears his father’s magical ring as a sign of this, and he has already sensed something wrong and shared Lake’s nightmare about the previous day’s events, but does not recognize what is going on.

Lindmer contacts Strange at the hospital and tells him that Clea cannot be helped with only medicine. Strange takes Lindmer’s card and is intrigued by the fact that Lindmer’s card bears the same symbol as his ring…

 

WILD STORM #1

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.

And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.
What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.

“I couldn’t be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February.”-Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher

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Fritz Weaver passes away aged 90

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Fritz Weaver has passed away at the age of 90 years old. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Lydia Weaver, his son Anthony, and a grandson. His sister, Mary Weaver Dodson, a four-time Emmy-nominated art director known for her work on Murder, She Wrote, sadly passed away in February.

Weaver made his film debut in Fail Safe (1964), and is also well known for his roles in Marathon Man (1976),  Black Sunday (1977), Demon Seed (1977), Creepshow (1982) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).

Among many television roles, he performed in two seminal projects: 1975’s The Legend of Lizzie Borden and the 1978 mini-series Holocaust, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He was further known for his work in science fiction and fantasy, especially in television series and movies like The Twilight Zone, Friday 13th: The Series, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Murder She Wrote, Magnum P.I., Wonder Woman, Kung Fu, Mission: Impossible, Night Gallery, The X-Files, The Martian Chronicles and Demon Seed.

Star Trek: Discovery adds to cast

Doug Jones (Hellboy, Hellboy II:The Golden Army, Pans Labryinth, Z-Nation, Falling Skies, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Anthony Rapp (Sky High, Dazed and Confused, The X-Files)and Michelle Yeoh (Police Story 3: Supercop, The Heroic Trio, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Kung Fu Panda 2, Strike Back) have all now been officially confirmed for Star Trek: Discovery.

Jones will portray Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery whilst Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.

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