A lot has been happening with our new anthology film "Hi-8" since our last updates. 

  In November 2013, "Hi-8" had its LA premiere, coinciding with a feature article in the newly relaunched Gorezone magazine.  A limited theatrical run followed, including screenings in Kansas City, Tampa and NYC!




In January 2014, HorrorHound magazine gave us our first review, calling "Hi-8" "The Expendables of Shot on Video Horror" and screening the film as the kickoff film at the HorrorHound Film Festival. 


"Hi-8" went on to play more than 10 fests around the world in 2014, including Cutrecon (Madrid), Fright Nights (Vienna), Festerror, Pollygrind Film festival, and Horrible Imaginings, which Exec Producers Brad and Josephina Sykes attended, and where "Hi-8" was awarded prizes in two categories. 




"Hi-8" garnered a feature article in the November issue of Rue Morgue magazine, who wrote, "there’s a genuine sense of fun in Hi-8", calling it "perfectly sequenced", with " a remarkable sense of cohesiveness in the end product" and "loads of splatter".


"Hi-8" secured distribution with leading indie horror/cult distributor Wild Eye Releasing, who has already released the film on limited-edition VHS and will release "Hi-8" on wide-release DVD/VOD December 16.


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Check out the trailer here:






This year, Nightfall Pictures has been hard at work producing the new horror anthology film "Hi-8" (Horror Independent 8).  Along with Tim Ritter at Twisted Illusions, we have spent 2013 putting together this one of a kind project, which features segments from eight different legendary indie horror directors, including Tim Ritter (TRUTH OR DARE?), Brad Sykes (CAMP BLOOD), Donald Farmer (SAVAGE VENGEANCE), Todd Sheets (ZOMBIE BLOODBATH), Marcus Koch (100 TEARS), Ron Bonk (VICIOUS SWEET), Chris Seaver (FILTHY MCNASTY),,and newcomer Tony Masiello.

Screening and distribution updates coming soon! In the meantime, here's some artwork by Tony Goggles and pix from Brad's segment "The Scout" and the wraparound segment "No Budget Films Presents…"

                    "Hi-8" fan art by Tony Goggles           More nice work for "The Scout" by Tony Goggles


Madison (Alexis Codding) wanders through an abandoned desert house.


Madison observed from afar by her boyfriend Adrian (Mark Sadr).


Adrian checks out an old building.


Brad Sykes directs Mark and Alexis

Shooting up on the hill.

Producer Josephina Sykes, Alexis, Mark and Brad on location.


Josephina, Alexis and Brad relax during a shooting break.

Andrea (Danielle Nicole Rosario) is menaced by a killer.

Travis (Paul K.), Brett (Baker Chase) and Andrea watch the footage.

Andrea hides in a cave.

Shooting in the bear caves in Griffith Park’s Old Zoo.

Brad directs the actors.

Andre Martin, Brad, Paul, Josephina and Baker.





Thanks to everyone who came out for our PLAGUERS North Hollywood Premiere on April 28!  The screening went great and everybody stuck around afterward for the Q&A, T-shirt giveaway and DVD signing. 

For those who missed the screening, the Q&A is now available to view on Youtube:

Q&A Part 1:

Q&A Part 2:

Q&A Part 3:

A big "thank you" to cast members David P. Johnson, Stephanie Skewes Evans, Paige la Pierre, and crew Brad Jacques and Scott Enge for coming down for the Q and A, it was great to see you all again.  And thanks to Jose Alcedo of the NoHo Arts Theatre for making the evening such a success.




Attention all L.A. horror fans: If you haven’t seen PLAGUERS on the big screen yet, this is your chance!  Nightfall Pictures is pleased to announce the North Hollywood premiere of PLAGUERS on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. at the NoHo Arts Theatre! 

Writer/Director Brad Sykes, Producer Josephina Sykes and other cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q&A after the show, plus there will be DVD signings, giveaways, and more!  Tickets are only $5 at the door.  Address is: 5101 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.  Please join us for this cool local event and support indie cinema and this great new theatre.      



PLAGUERS RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA PLUS NEW BRAD SYKES INTERVIEW AT B-MOVIE NEWS! To coincide with the PLAGUERS Australian DVD release on Nov. 23, 2011, writer-director Brad Sykes did a comprehensive podcast interview about PLAGUERS and his other films with Leslie Morris at B-Movie News. Thanks, Les! To hear it, click here:

PLAGUERS has been released in over a dozen countries to date with more to come. Here's the artwork for a few of our foreign releases: Japan (SPACEHAZARD), Russia (MUTANTS: THE 23RD CENTURY), Germany (SPACE OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Greece (DEADLY VIRUS).


We�re ringing in the New Year at Nightfall Pictures with the successful Dec. 8 DVD premiere of PLAGUERS.

To coincide with the release, PLAGUERS writer/director Brad Sykes has done a series of online interviews for various sites around the world.  Check them out here to learn more about the making of this ambitious, award-winning sci-fi/horror film:

FANGORIA website interview with Michael Compton:

ZONE HORROR UK cable premiere interview with James Whittington:

NINJA DIXON 2-part interview with Fred Andersson:

PLAGUERS is widely available for rent at Blockbuster Video, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, and on Netflix.  It can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and many other fine retailers.



New Plaguers poster - AFM - Dread Central (11/7/08)


Zone Horror award article (9/16/08)


Quiet Earth