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Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected become enslaved by the invading "swarm" intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague,triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard,obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the "zombie" virus and save the world.

Blind Vision

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SYNOPSIS

In modern day Mexico City, a young graduate student of anthropology, Stefan Marquez Calle, hears a surprising confession from his dying aunt. He discovers that his Catholic family has hidden Jewish roots; that they are descended from a long line of secretive people in Spain called Anousim, meaning those who had been converted to Christianity against their wills. They lived overtly as Christians, while maintaining vestiges of Judaism, in fear, for centuries. Stefan, who is about to be married, sets out to discover his true identity. As his aunt had intimated before her death, there exists an ancient journal that he must find, and it is there, through the writing of his ancestor, that he becomes entangled in a distant past, and is thrown backwards in time into the world of the Spanish Inquisition.


The diary is written in the hand of Alfonso Calle, who lived in fifteenth century Seville. His family members are Conversos who keep their forbidden Jewish religion in tact and practice in hiding, despite the threat of torture, incarceration and death. A horrifying culmination occurs when Alfonso’s father is arrested and burned at the stake in a lavish Auto-de-Fe, the public execution conducted as a festival celebration under the auspices of the Dominican Order of the Roman Catholic Church. The driving force of the oppressive regime is established and ruled by the Chief Grand Inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, who reports directly to the joint forces of papal and royal authorities and uses every means of treachery to achieve the combined goal of a pure Catholic Spain.


In a trip to Lisbon, Alfonso meets the famous explorer of the day, Christopher Columbus, known as Cristobal Colon, who has a concealed identity, and whose convoluted signature is finally decoded and reveals that he too is a Crypto-Jew. Alfonso is sent to work as a courier at the opulent Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella after his father’s death. He becomes a spy and works underground for the protection of Spanish Jewry who have not converted, and for the safety of those who are Conversos, but are regularly accused of heresy, tortured and put to death. The reign of terror continues as the Inquisition grows more powerful and Torquemada plots the death and elimination of all Jews. As Expulsion looms, Cristobol Colon comes to the Court of Spain and works feverishly to acquire ships of exploration to the New World.


The Grand Inquisitor resurrects the old myth of blood libel, falsely accusing the Jews of Christian infanticide. Unrestrained hysteria and mob violence erupt in the country. Alfonso witnesses the massacre of his family. Profoundly affected, he leaves Spain in a mass exodus with hundreds of thousands of Jews, Crypto-Jews and Conversos who are herded out of the land of their birth, forced by royal decree to leave all valuables behind, and are attacked and even murdered en route by thieves for anything they might have taken with them. Captain Colon arranges to set sail on the precise day that the Jews must leave and takes as many exiles as he is able. Alfonso boards one of the caravels to escape.


For Stefan, the story is life-altering despite his initial rejection of his ties to the distant past. He and the spirit of Alfonso connect throughout the story, in dreams and illusions. Stefan uncovers the existence of people in Mexico, and throughout the world, who are still living as secret Jews, who pray in hiding and keep traditions of their maligned faith alive. Finally, in the twenty-first century, they are able to communicate online undetected and in anonymity. Based on true facts, this story has far-reaching implications to the many thousands whose heritage is traced to Judaic roots, but who have not yet come out.

Cook County

Published in Coming Soon

OPENS DECEMBER 16, 2011 IN SELECT THEATRES!


Cinema Village, New York,NY
AMC Empire 25, New York,NY
Laemmle's Monica 4, Santa Monica,NY
Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino, CA
Laemmle's Playhouse, Pasadena, CA

Nationwide Release January 13, 2012

SYNOPSIS:

Made in the USA

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Book Description

Best selling author Barr McClellan presents an extensively researched analysis of the negative impact the exportation of manufacturing jobs overseas has had on the U.S. economy, and how this has fueled the current economic crisis. Over the past eight years, corporate tax loopholes have rewarded companies for exporting jobs while a total suspension of regulations and oversight facilitated an orgy of fiscal irresponsibility. Over 3.2-million manufacturing jobs were lost in the USA, exported to other countries and undermining the very foundation of our economy. McClellan presents a solid case for encouraging the purchase of products made in the USA, as a solution to restoring our nation's economic health. Researched and compiled over a five year period, McClellan accurately predicted all of the major economic events of the past two years, including the mortage meltdown, the stock market collapse and the government's need for emergency measures. Economic recovery for the USA can be quickly achieved, McClellan states, if preference is given to made in the USA products by a majority of Americans for their everyday consumer purchases. Buying USA and locally produced merchandise revitalizes the economy through a multiplier effect that counter-balances the negative impact of every exported dollar. Made in the USA is an insightful and hopeful study of how the average American consumer has the power to protect their own jobs, their local economy and the entire nation through responsible consumerism. McClellan argues that short-sighted business practices, often fueled by special tax credits that actually incentivize the outsourcing of jobs overseas, are ultimately self-defeating in their weakening of the U.S. consumer base that these same companies depend on to buy products.

About the Author

Barr McClellan is an author, attorney and entreprenuer. As a former partner in the Austin, Texas Clark Law firm, McClellan dealt with a variety of cases covering international trade, consumer products, consumer protections and tax structures. Now residing in New York City, McClellan is a successful entrepreneur and business consultant. He and his wife, Cecile, also maintain a residence in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Boarding House Stew

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BOARDINGHOUSE STEW is set in a seedy, down-at-heel boardinghouse in Sacramento, California in 1943. Due to an acute labor shortage caused by the evacuation of all Japanese from the area, as well as many domestic workers preferring war work to house work, the proprietress is forced to hire a young schoolgirl named Eileen as maid and cook for the summer. Through one crisis after another -- some more comic than tragic -- the people who live in the house manage to pull together and become a kind of family. In the center of it all is Eileen, narrating their stories which she is able to observe from her unique vantage point behind the swinging kitchen door that never quite closes on its rusty hinges.

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Blood Money Power

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

McClellan's overwrought conspiracy theory claims that Lyndon Johnson-motivated by power lust, fear of being dropped from the Kennedy ticket, and the need to cover up various scandals-masterminded Kennedy's assassination with the help of his evil "superlawyer" Ed Clark. But his evidence is meager and murky, even by the standards of Kennedy conspiracy scholarship. The main exhibit is a smudged partial fingerprint from Oswald's sniper's nest that may or may not belong to a Johnson associate, depending on which fingerprint expert you ask. Otherwise McClellan relies on what he heard during his years at Clark's law firm-e.g., a partner told him that Clark arranged the assassination-and the description of scenes in which a "a fixed stare," vague, unspoken understandings, and "code words" proved that Johnson and Clark were conspiring. Sample accusations include: "I knew Clark was admitting to the payoff for the assassination even though he never said he received a payoff for assassinating Kennedy...." The book offers many detailed accounts of conspiratorial meetings that turn out to be not fact but "faction" or "journalistic novelization"-that is, conjecture designed to distract readers from the lack of evidence. McClellan styles the assassination as the defeat of Camelot by Texas's sleazy nexus of dirty politicians, slick lawyers and oil money; the unmasking of Johnson, the personification of such back-room power politics, therefore promises a public "emotional purging" leading to the renewal of democracy. His confusingly structured, evasively argued, often nonsensical theories attest to the crime's continuing potency as a symbol of America's mythic heart of darkness. Photos.
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Review

". . . Barr McClellan's insider's voice is a valuable addition to those who earnestly seek the truth of what really happened . . ." -- Nigel Turner, creator of "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" (Discovery Channel)

". . . President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to . . . McClellan." -- The Atlanta Journal Constitution

". . . the book offers . . . proof that Edward A. Clark, . . . led the plan and cover-up for the 1963 assassination in Dallas." -- Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram

"It's hard not to read this work and not shout 'Guilty as hell'." -- Walt Brown, editor of JFK / Deep Politics Magazine

Quietus

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REVIEWS:

QUIETUS IS A GREAT GOTHIC RAVEN perched somewhere between Anne Rice and Iris Murdoch. It’s a spooky, sweeping book of death, dreams and psychosexual intrigue. Schilling herself–in her deft melding of mythic animus and modern anxiety–seems like the bastard daughter of Carl Jung and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Quietus should come with a guarantee: Will keep you up at night (either turning pages or jumping at shadows…probably both) or your money back. I loved it.” —Time Out New York


“A profoundly insightful and engaging thriller.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer


“Schilling has crafted a complex and creepy thriller. An Anne Rice novel without the
goth trappings.”
—Publisher’s Weekly



Synopsis:

On a stormy winter's evening a chartered flight bound for Boston goes down in the treacherous White Mountains of New Hampshire. An extensive search results in the rescue of five survivors-noted interior designer, Kylie O'Rourke, and her husband Jack among them. But it is just the beginning of the nightmare for Kylie. Through the haze of morphine she awakens in the hospital to confused and harrowing memories of the crash-memories not to be trusted. Though trapped within the wreckage, she recalls wandering the icy mountainside and speaking with one of the other victims...yet he had died upon impact. As the freakish aftermath becomes sharper in her mind it grows darker with frightening visions of specters and the horrific feeling that she and the others had somehow cheated death.

Reassured by her doctor that her memories are the product of her sedation, Kylie returns to her life in Boston, but the aftermath of the tragedy proves unbearable. The visions continue to haunt her, while her husband slips further away from her into his own world of survivor guilt and deceit. Increasingly paranoid, she soon believes that she is being followed through the streets of Boston. In her nightmares, the predator is a specter crossing over from the mountain top to reclaim her. An old man eyes her in the subway, while a dark figure stalks her through Beacon Hill. Then a sudden and freakish tragedy sends Kylie's world toppling. While those around her fear she is losing her mind, she finds herself caught up in a chain of events she cannot escape.


About the Author

Born and raised in Kansas, Vivian Schilling attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles and studied under the legendary Stella Adler before embarking upon a dual career as a screenwriter and film actress. Working both in front and behind the camera in television and motion pictures, she found herself writing and starring in her own films at the age of twenty-three.

With her first feature, the low-budget cult-classic Soultaker, she became known for her original ideas and deft hand with complex supernatural subjects. "A very intriguing premise distinguishes the thriller Soultaker. Young star-scripter Vivian Schilling earns high marks for this effort . . . her innovation for horror/fantasy fans creating a new myth about potential afterlife," said Larry Cohn of Variety. In spite of its limited budget, the film earned Schilling the Saturn Award alongside that year's Silence of the Lambs and Terminator 2.

Schilling went on to star in seven films, among them, German's, a World War II drama based on the renowned stage play by Leon Kruzchowski, directed by Academy Award Nominee, Zbigniew Kaminski. Her role as a gunslinger in the western, Savage Land, garnered her the Diamond Dove and the Blockbuster Rising Star Award.

But Schilling's love of storytelling led to a five year departure from the film business in which she turned to the literary world. "For the first time ever I could control elements of the story that were impossible on film," she told Mystery Scene Magazine in an interview. "There were no budget limits or worries about dwindling light, no schedules, or screaming assistant directors. I was suddenly in control of what my readers saw and heard and smelt. . . .I became consumed with the possibilities and soon found myself caught up in the life of my story like never before. The film continued in my head but with it came a deeper dimension of sight, sound and sensation." Schilling's first novel, Sacred Prey (St. Martin's Press, 1996), was released to favorable reviews and earned the Golden Scroll for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. "Highly respectable writing," touted the Chicago Sun-Times. "Schilling shows deft story-telling ability," said Publisher's Weekly. Schilling's second effort is the epic novel of suspense, Quietus, released in 2002 by Hannover House.

Schilling and her husband divide their time between Los Angeles and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Sacred Prey

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REVIEWS:
"Schilling shows deft storytelling ability ... fresh, lively, and supplied with plenty of suspenseful twists ..."
-- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"Highly respectable writing ... part fantasy, part horror, and thoroughly gripping."
-- CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"A psychological thriller you won't forget ... written with an imagination that smacks of part Edgar Allan Poe / part island voodoo ... an unforgettable trek."
-- THE HERALD, North Carolina


SYNOPSIS:

In an abandoned cabin deep within the Louisiana bayou, a young couple is ruthlessly shot down setting a dark chain of events into motion. Adam Claiborne-a wealthy loan shark with a twisted sense of morality-rationalizes the deaths of Charlie and Monique  Sinclair as a casualty of his business. Under the umbrella of the Catholic Church, Adam maintains a false image as an upstanding pillar in the community. But all of that is about to change forever. With his family by his side, he attends Saturday confession at the upscale Saint Mary’s Cathedral, but for once his sizable contributions have no bearing. For once, he does not find the absolution he seeks, for there is a new priest on the receiving end of his admission. “Unless you know the sorrows of your victims, your sins cannot be forgiven.”
 

            After a tormenting night of strange dreams, Adam awakens to a nightmare he cannot escape. The bedroom around him is no longer the palatial suite of his Garden District mansion, but a dank paltry room in the French Quarter. The wife beside him is no longer the woman he married, but Monique Sinclair, the victim he murdered the day before, alive and breathing softly next to him. He is no longer inhabiting the flesh of his own strong, healthy body, but the weak stuttering physique of Charlie Sinclair. To Adam’s horror, it is three days back in time and he is now trapped in the body of his intended quarry.
 

            With a new perspective on the Sinclairs’ last unimaginable days of terror, Adam must fight for his life against the d ark force he created. Unless destiny itself can be altered, unless Adam can find within himself the pieces to make the contrition, he is about to be hunted, cornered and brutally murdered by the merciless killer who somewhere wears his face.


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About Hannover House

Hannover House is a full service media company, specializing in the production and distribution of feature films for theatres, home video and the Video-On-Demand formats for the North American retail marketplace. Formed in 1993, Hannover House concentrated it’s activities exclusively in the literary, book-publishing industries until 2003 when the company entered into the DVD marketplace.

Now, with over 200 titles in its growing film library -- over half of which are in active distribution -- Hannover House has quickly ascended to a dominant role as a leading, independent distributor in the U.S. market. The company is particularly noted for its successes in placing DVD titles within mass merchandisers and key chain stores. Retailers carrying Hannover House products include thousands of independently owned and operated retail video stores and book stores, and most mass merchants and major retailers. In addition to this "core" distribution activity, Hannover House is launching two, major new ventures in 2014.  "VODwiz" is a new video-on-demand portal for independent films, structured similarly to Netflix and Amazon's streaming services;  "Medallion International Pictures" is the company's international sales and financing operation, designed to provide Hannover House with up to five, high-profile theatrical features each year.

Parade of Hits

Hannover's early successes in book publishing were sparked by critical acclaim and commercial success with "Sacred Prey" and "Quietus" from novelist / screenwriter Vivian Schilling.  The Company achieved its first # 1 Best-Seller on Amazon.com (and it's highest position on the New York Times Best-Sellers list) with the 2003 release of  Blood, Money and Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K. by Barr McClellan.  The addition of DVD products in 2003 marked a turning point for the Company, as a steady slate of releases achieved top-selling status for Walmart and other major retailers, both as new releases as well as within the popular Budget Bins.

Top selling DVD titles include (listed alphabetically):  Classic Comedies Pack, Classic TV Pack, Come Away Home, Fun Park, Future Shock, Grand Champion, Martial Arts Action Pack, Samurai Action Pack, Twelve and Zombie Warz. At present, Hannover House is releasing about 24 titles each year to the DVD / Blu-Ray and V.O.D. markets in North America, with three-to-five titles also enjoying some degree of theatrical release.  The new productions being funded through Medallion International Pictures are expected to have broad, nationwide theatrical release support.