The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Details
Year of Release: 2011
Direct-to-Video
Genre: Horror /Thriller
Rating: Unrated
Runtime:  1 hr., 24 mins.
Studio:  Image Entertainment
Director:  Robert O’Hara

A New Meaning to Blood Relatives

Cast
Rochelle Aytes (Lily), Golden Brooks (Karen), Keith David (Uncle Melvin), D. B. Woodside (Henry), Darrin Dewitt Henson (Tyrone), Shawn Michael Howard (Simpson), André De Shields (Uncle Grady), Lanre Idewu (Chakabazz), Adriane Lenox (Felicia), Edward Nattenberg (Martin), Novella Nelson (Aunt Bee), Jenny Weaver (Julie)

Synopsis
The Inheritance Still 1Five cousins, Karen, Henry, Lily, Tyrone, and Simpson, have been summoned by “The Elders” in their family for an impromptu family reunion at a remote mansion in the snowy woods. With the exception of Karen, a successful doctor who desires some family bonding time, the cousins assume they will soon receive their share of the family fortune, which dates back several generations. In particular, Simpson, hopes to make a business deal with The Elders and has brought along his bosses, a white couple named Martin and Julie.

Upon arriving at the mansion, the cousins learn that The Elders will not join them until the next day. Their mysterious Uncle Melvin thoughtfully provides a case of wine and a bag of weed. That night everyone is having a good time until Lily, seemingly possessed, goes into a wild dance then freaks out when she finds a bloody message, “the flesh is the strength” written on a window. After calming Lily down, everybody goes to bed. Later, as Martin and Julie are about to have sex, Julie is murdered and Martin disappears.

When Aunt Felicia arrives, she attempts to warn Lily about the family’s ties to the occult and the ominous events that lie ahead.

The Inheritance ChakabazzEventually The Elders show up. Eccentric and clad in African attire, they sit the cousins down and Uncle Melvin tells them the family history. Centuries earlier, Chakabazz, a prophet and slave with supernatural abilities, promised his followers that he would lead them out of bondage and provide them with wealth as long as they offered him their children. He spares one child so the family line can continue, and proclaims that this blood sacrifice must continue with each generation. Back then, tradition was paramount, but today the cousins don’t take this story seriously, and wonder about their share of the family fortune.

The Inheritance Still 2After the meeting with The Elders, cell phones stop working, doors start locking and the cousins realize that they are to be the next sacrifices to Chakabazz. Karen takes a bath, falls asleep and dreams of having sex with Chakabazz. African warriors begin attacking the cousins. Lily tries to escape by car, only to crash into a tree. When the others reach her, they find the body of Martin in the back seat.

Running blindly through the woods, the cousins stumble upon a bonfire where The Elders are calling Chakabazz to claim their sacrifice.

The Inheritance Golden Brooks, D, B. Woodside, S. M. Howard

Eventually, only Karen and Simpson make it back to the mansion, and while Simpson tries to contact the outside world on his laptop, Karen, influenced by Chakabazz, kills him with an ax blow to the head.

The Inheritance Golden Brooks

Source(s): Entertainment Guide, Geektyrant.com, Rotten Tomatoes, Eurweb, The Examiner, HK and Cult Film News, Heroic Times, Films Critic United, Needcoffee.com. Photos: Moviemansguide.com, The Ringmaster’s Realm; IMDB.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-JDxjyws-s&rel=0

Pitbulls In A Skirt – The Movie

Pitbulls In A SkirtRelease Date 1/15/16 (Direct-to-Video)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Cartel Urban Cinema
Directors:  Seven; Toy Styles; Charisse Washington
Cast:  Levar Miles-Turner, Shonda Mayes, Tia Shorts, Pierre Proctor, Steve Austin

Details:  No official plot details yet, but the novel revolves around 4 women who wage war against their exes for ownership of a million dollar drug empire.  Source: Amazon.

Trailer:

Jump In

Jump In

Release Date:  09/22/2014; Direct-to-Video
Genre:  Drama
Rating: NR
Runtime: 82 mins.
Studio: Maverick Entertainment
Director: Kimberly D Conner
Cast:  Sheree Bynum, Karen Malina White, Michael Higgenbottom, Kevin Craig West, Dingani Beza.

Synopsis:  Troy Alexander returns to her roots, armed with a plan, to pass the bar and start her own practice. Although, her love of the law takes a back seat to her young son, Jordan, it provides an escape from realities. Troy is convinced she doesn’t need love. She’s content and love is a distraction, until her friends, Tarin and Camryn stumble upon Malik Bond, a middle school math teacher. Her friends plan a meeting and all doesn’t go according to plan. Troy realizes that what Malik lacks in his wallet, he makes up for it in other areas. Sparks fly and life seems perfect… Then circumstances bring her well-thought plans to a halt. Her life flashes before her eyes, just as love lands at her door. Astounding revelations affecting the family in different ways, when the unthinkable happens. (Source: Maverick Entertainment).

Interludes

InterludesRelease Date:  7/15/14; Direct-to-Video
Genre:  Drama
Rating: NR
Running Time: 129 mins.
Studio:  Maverick Entertainment
Director:  Christopher Dorrah
Cast:  Clifton Powell (Blake), Tahiry Jose (Sare), Ray Lavender (Chris), Chrystle Wilson (Kim).

Story:  Based on the real life events of three incarcerated women as they detail traumatic events from their love lives. It’s about the complicated relationships, from first love to last, and how life events shape our hearts. (Source: Maverick Entertainment, official site).

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Torn Soul

Torn SoulRelease Date: 7/22/14; Direct-to-Video
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  85 mins.
Studio:  Maverick Entertainment
Director:  Danzell Calhoun
Cast:  Raheem Saltmarshall (Meshach), Kim Van Hamlin (Grace), Hosiea Ransom (C-Money).

Story:  Meshach Johnson is forced to find his identity while wandering the perilous streets of a decaying city. TORN between the dead end life and the abundant life God has promised him, Johnson’s endless struggle to find his “true self” takes him on a path that threatens to bring about his demise. (Source: Maverick Entertainment, official site).

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Surprise, Surprise!!!

Release Date: 6/17/14; DVD
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 108 mins.
Studio:  Maverick Entertainment
Director:  Crosby Tatum

Surprise, Surprise!!!

Cast:  Crosby Tatum (Crosby Tylor), Jae Holland (J), J.D. Achille (Cynthia Simpson), Kandace C. Cummings (AP), Alison Wachtler (Adrian Lyman).

Story:  A socially-awkward, heavy-set college student conducts a Philosophy class experiment by conning his sexy, womanizing best friend into posing as “himself” to date a beautiful, charming woman from an online dating website. He’s doing all this to prevent himself from losing his scholarship, and flunking out of school. Once the truth unfolds, he realizes it was a huge mistake. (Sources: Maverick Entertainment, official site; IMDB).

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Basketball Girlfriend

Basketball GirlfriendRelease Date:  6/24/14; Direct-to-video
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  75 mins.
Studio:  Nu-Lite Entertainment; eOne Entertainment
Director:  Jean-Claude La Marre
Cast:  Eurika Pratts (Carmen Johnson), Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. (Mr. Murray), Ernest Dancy   (Tyrone), Ernest Thomas (Lenny), Kristian Bernard (Blak), Jean-Claude La Marre (The Hatian).
Story:  Tyrone is one of the top college basketball stars in the country, but when his brother is released from prison he begins to feel the pressure of going back to hustling drugs on the street. Tyrone’s coach hopes to set his talented player straight by introducing him to Carmen. Carmen is a beautiful tutor, who in a tragic twist of fate turns out to be the sister of a rival drug lord. (Source: promotional material, IMDB).

Trailer:  Coming soon