12/5/2018-ACTING-“Mercury Screams” to be Included on Horror Anthology Release “CreepyPasta”

-Found Footage Horror Short Film MERCURY SCREAMS is set to be included as part of several episodes in the Anthology Horror release “CREEPYPASTA” by VESTRA PICTURES and Trash Arts. I play the role of Herd Winchell, a normal guy, in this one-wearing pink no less ๐Ÿ™‚ “Mercury Screams” is directed by Dan Wilder.

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11/20/2018-ACTING-“Johnny Z” Teaser World Wide Release


Richmond, VA, 20th Nov ย 2018 โ€” Hurricane Bridge Entertainment releases its first glimpse at their upcoming action-horror production Johnny Z slated for release 2019.

Johnny Z is an action-horror feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny whoโ€™s blood holds the cure to the zombie epidemic. After escaping Nordac, an experimental medical prison, Johnny comes under the guidance of a martial arts Grandmaster named Jonray. Together they embark on a journey to find a missing doctor while battling their own personal demons.

Johnny Z demonstrates many different forms of martial arts and is Straitonโ€™s first bilingual film where both the main actors speak English and Spanish. Action and horror of reanimated corpses, virally infected human beings, and exciting martial arts action all filmed in Central Virginia.

Johnny Z will begin its festival run in the spring of 2019. Hurricane Bridge Entertainment has partnered with BLACK MANDALA (Inbred, What the Waters Left Behind) for the films worldwide distribution.

Starring Michael Merchant (HOUSE SHARK, NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE) and International Martial Arts Master Felix Cortes ย (DAREDEVIL and the upcoming WONDER WOMAN 84.). Also Starring, Jason Delgado, David E Mcmahon, Ellie Church, Wayne W Johnson, and Trey Harrison. Special effects by Marcus Koch (WE ARE STILL HERE, American Guinea Pig Series).ย  Produced by Michael Kraetzer, Nicolรกs Onetti, Brie Straiton, Brett Janeski and Ryan Felker. Penned by Ron Bonk (SHE KILLS, House Shark.) Directed by Jonathan Straiton (Night of Something Strange.)

Pre-Orders of the DVD and other Johnny Z merchandise are still available through the Indiegogo on-demand site at JOHNNY Z ON INDIEGOGO

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11/11/2018-REVIEWS-Japanese Video Review of “House Shark”

-Anyone want to take a stab at translating this? It’s a review of HOUSE SHARK (directed by Ron Bonk). From Japan. I hope it was a good one. I’m especially curious as to when I’m in one of the clips (as Darth Squanto) and the text turns red for a moment…is that good or bad? ๐Ÿ˜€

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11/9/2018-ACTING-“Night of Something Strange” Arrives in Japan as “Monster Motel.”

-Here’s a picture of the DVD cover for NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (HURRICANE BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT) from Japan. Over there, NoSS goes by the name of “Monster Motel.” Directed by Jonathan Straiton. To order this version of NoSS, check out the link below….


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10/14/2018-VIDEO-“Tales of Dracula” Full Movie Now on You Tube

WOLFBAIN PRODUCTIONS has released the film TALES OF DRACULA on You Tube. That’s the entire film so if you wanted to see it, now’s your chance. Directed by Joe DeMuro and starring Joe as The Monster, Tom Delillo as Creighton Reed / The Wolfman, Greta Volkova as Ilona, Dwight Kemper as Anton, Cassandra Hayes as Elisa, David Merrell as Daniel, Mickey Ray as Von Helsing, Courtney Bennett as Victoria Frankenstein, Laura Brink as Ingrid and more-not to mention some guy named Wayne W. Johnson playing Dracula). In addition, the sequel to this “Tales of Dracula: Dracula Meets The Wolfman” is back in production so keep on the look out for news and updates on that in the coming months.

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11/4/2018-ACTING-Final Days Filming on “She Dances With Matches.”

-11/2-3/2018 – The final days of filming with horror short film “She Dances With Matches.” Location for this part was in Willamstown, NY -which Google Maps loved taking me a different way each time I went up there. The first night was the heavier night for me cause I had to get physical as well as saying lines. It was fun and, with the exception of one moment where the line just disappeared out of my head (old age?) pretty much what I did was one take line wise. Action wise, of course, was more than once but not a problem. It’s actually a little harder to breathe wearing that mask than I had anticipated, but it was all good. Some latex got spilled onto my pants (as you can see from the one pic) so I did my best to cover it up. Course, I was in a Wal-Mart later that night (sans mask) so I’m sure people were wondering if I needed to know what isle the depends were ๐Ÿ™‚ The next day was a quick one for me-just a few things and I was wrapped. I found out director Frankie Heagle had actually seen me in the short film BRIARWOOD a few years earlier, which planted the seeds for me being here. I had a good time and and the cast / crew were great to work with. Looking forward to seeing the final cut and hope it does well. Pics can be seen on my Acting page on Facebook.


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11/3/2018-ACTING-“The Last Rites of Van Helsing” Now Online

Here’s the full silent, black & white short film “The Last Rites of Van Helsing” staring Mickey Ray as Dr. Van Helsing & Mark Dickinson as the Vampire DeBlood. I make a cameo appearance as Count Dracula. This follows right after “Bataille de Sang.” Like Bataille, this is an ode to the silent, black and white films of yesteryear. The film starts at the 18:40 mark…

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