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HARSH LIGHT NEWS NEWSLETTER

Films released in September 2021…

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 …

It Came from Below

A scene from “It Came from Below” (2021)

It Came from Below, written and directed by Dan Allen from a story penned with Sam Ashurst, comes to Digital on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. Allen, possibly best known for his directorial work on the shorts Audition, Glove Compartment, and Love Bitten, previously directed the 2017 feature length film Unhinged.


HARSH LIGHT NEWS NEWSLETTER

Films released in June 2021…

Another bath of film releases is coming to theaters, Digital, and On Demand in June 2021. Are you ready for some serious entertainment?

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 …

Richard Riehle as Allen Palms in “Digging to Death

Digging to Death, written and directed by Michael P. Blevins, premieres on DVD and Digital on Tuesday, 1 June 2021. The film, distributed in these United States across all media by Uncork’d Entertainment, stars Ford Austin, Tom Fitzpatrick, Rachel Alig, Ken Hudson Campbell, and Richard Riehle.

A man buys a fixer-upper house to restore and as he’s digging a hole for a new septic tank, he discovers a large box filled with three million dollars in cash…


Harsh Light News Newsletter

March film releases coming to Video On Demand and DVD

We’re less than a week away from February ending. There are several films coming to video-on-demand and DVD in March 2021. Here is an update for the coming scheduled releases.

Monday, 1 March 2021

Promotional Image: “The Astrology of Pandemics”

The Astrology of Pandemics, written and directed by Nicholas Snyder, comes to Amazon Prime on Monday, 1 March 2021.

The Astrology of Pandemics is a documentary film focusing on the astrology that describes previous historical pandemics and the one we are currently going through. Discover how pandemics happen when Pluto interacts with eclipses, Saturn and Jupiter.

The documentary explores the possibility of astrology helping us understand the current pandemic. …


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Films to watch over the Christmas holiday period!

Promotional Images: IMDb.com

John Bradshaw’s Santa’s Squad, originally titled The Santa Squad, hit television screens in the United States on Monday, 7 December 2020.

Santa’s Squad, with a story penned by Mark Valenti, revolves around unemployed art teacher Allie. Allie, after being hired at the Santa Squad, is given a special assignment.


American Network Television

Dick Wolf’s “FBI” is back and there is a new series to enjoy!

Carter Redwood, Vinessa Vidotto, Luke Kleintank, and Heida Reed, respectively, as FBI Special Agents Andre Raines, Cameron Vo, Scott Forrester, and Jamie Kellett in FBI: International.

FBI , developed by Law & Order and One Chicago franchises co-creator Dick Wolf, returned to televisions with the fourth season premiere episode All That Glitters. It’s been ten months since the FBI third season finale hit television screens and it definately worth the wait. All That Glitters kicks off the three episode crossover storyline spanning FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and the newly established FBI: International.

All That Glitters, televised on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, sees a 15-year-old schoolgirl killed on her way to a friend’s home after attending a lavish yacht party. …


British Network Television

BBC’s long-running “Silent Witness” returned September 6

Emilia Fox as Dr Nikki Alexander in “Silent Witness

Silent Witness, directed by Gordon Anderson from a story penned by Lena Rae, returned to television screens on Monday, 6 September 2021 with the first instalment of a two part story. The latest series, consisting of five two part stories, will run until Monday, 5 October 2021.

Series 24, with Redemption: Part 1, opens with a prisoner being killed during a riot. Dr. Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) is on hand to investigate the scene. Curiously, when inside the facility, Nikki soon recognises a face from her past.

Silent Witness, in 2022, will see its 25th anniversary become a reality. The…


Film Releases

Matt Patterson’s “Apartment 413” premieres Sept 17

Nicholas Saenz and Brea Grant as Marco and Dana, respectively, in “Apartment 413”

Apartment 413, directed by Matt Patterson from a story penned by Ron Maede, premieres Friday, 17 September 2021. The film, produced by Patterson and Jon Michael Simpson, respectively stars Nicholas Saenz and Brea Grant as Marco and Dana.

Nicholas Saenz is an actor and voice artist originally from Austin, Texas. Saenz is best known for his recurring role on John Ridley’s Emmy-winning ABC Television series, American Crime. Other notable performances include Universal Television’s dramatic thriller, Hysteria, NBC Television’s action-adventure drama, Revolution, and 2016 SXSW Official Selection, The Superlative Light.

Most recently, Nicholas acted in the 2017 SXSW Audience Award &…


British Network Television

“Doctor Who” returns with series 13 in late 2021

Jodie Whittaker on the set of “Doctor Who

Doctor Who, with the thirteenth series in the rebooted production, will return before the end of the year. Chris Chibnall, the current showrunner, will be leaving the series.

Jodie Whittaker, The Thirteenth Doctor, will be making her last stand as the titular character in her coming series third and final outing. Filming for the coming thirteenth series, after commencing in November 2020, was completed in August 2021. Both Chibnall and Whittaker, bidding farewell to the TARDIS, will be charting a new career course.

The thirteenth series, futher to Whittaker, also sees Mandip Gill return as Yasmin Khan. Bradley Walsh and…


Film Releases

“Death Drop Gorgeous” comes to movie theaters on Sept 10

Johnny Sederquist as the Young Gloria Hole in “Death Drop Gorgeous

Death Drop Gorgeous, co-written and directed by Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, and Brandon Perras, comes to On Demand, Digital, and theaters on Friday, 10 September 2021.

The film, billed as an ode to the legendary John Waters, revolves around a dejected bartender and an aging drag queen. The curious pair, as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of blood, fight to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of a corrupt city.

Death Drop Gorgeous, distributed by Dark Star Pictures, features Michael J. …


American Network Television

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” returns September 23

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay as Detective 1st Grade Elliot Stabler and Captain Olivia Benson, respectively, in “Law & Order: Organized Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime, the most recent addition to the New York-set Dick Wolf created francise, returns on Thursday, 23 September 2021 with the second season premiere. The first season, with an eight episode run, felt significantly different to previous Law & Order offerings. It possessed a serialised storyline that ran the entire season.

The second season is set to premiere the same day as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. L&O: SVU, with the twenty-third season premiering soon, has been a significant part of American television since 1999.

Christopher Meloni, Danielle Moné Truitt, Tamara Taylor, and Ainsley Seiger

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