Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2007
The Underground Horror Movie Network (http://www.UHMN.com) today launched an online horror community that allows fans, filmmakers and industry professionals to interact while discovering the very best independent horror content available for download. Founders S. Keith Miller (a.k.a. Gunslinger) and A.M. Choi developed UHMN as a networking destination for aspiring horror writers, directors, actors and fans of the genre. It's also a place for filmmakers to showcase their work and charge appropriately for it, thereby bypassing traditional distribution and expanding awareness. UHMN members can create personal profiles; make friends and network with other horror enthusiasts, while discovering and consuming hard-to-find independent horror films that they can review with comments. Most of the films offered are not available through any online subscription-based movie rental sites.
Membership is free and movie download pricing will vary by title. As a bonus for new members, and to spotlight their technology, UHMN.com is giving away a free download of the classic, out of print independent film, "Alice Sweet Alice" for a limited time only through May 24, 2007.
"Our technology provides immediate distribution directly through iTunes, iPods or appleTV so movies can be downloaded using the same technology fans have relied on for years. Fans will be able to get their favorite indie horror films instantly and securely and filmmakers will be able to showcase their films to the right audience. It's one more great way to bring movies to the fans, while giving filmmakers recognition for their work," says Gunslinger.
Darrin Ramage, president of Brain Damage Films, one of the biggest distributors of independent horror movies worldwide, says, "UHMN.com is the next internet step for passionate horror fans and professionals, combined with a killer, quality movie download site, now that's progress for our industry."
Popular horror actress and producer Melissa Bacelar (http://www.melissabacelar.com) is the "face" of UHMN welcoming members and helping new visitors navigate the site. Bacelar will also host the site's first original program called "The Scream" -- an interview style show that will include conversations with filmmakers and feedback from fans at horror events nationwide. Horror expert and freelance writer, Heidi Martinuzzi, is UHMN's Editor-in-Chief and she will oversee all editorial content and movie reviews. UHMN.com will provide in-depth coverage of the low-budget and independent horror movie industry through articles and contributions from industry experts and filmmakers.
"We're not trying to compete with big-budget Hollywood horror news, there's already so many sites out there that do it so well," said Heidi. "We want UHMN to be a place where fans and filmmakers can come together and enjoy a shared passion."
For more information about the Underground Horror Movie Network please visit http://www.uhmn.com/aboutus.