News & Press


Production Company, Commercial and Residential Development Announced for South Knoxville

Sept 07, 2018
Sevier Avenue continues to be one of the hottest spots for development in the city and that trend continues with the announcement that Conley Entertainment Group will move its headquarters from Pasadena, California to 726 Sevier Avenue, which is currently a fenced-in corner with a few marginal buildings located along Davenport. A new development will house both the commercial space required for the company and a large residential development.

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July 24, 2018
Ahead of Uncork’d Entertainment’s official press release, Bloody-Disgusting editor Brad Miska has revealed that filmmaker Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives’ praised psychological horror feature The Basement will receive a 10 market theatrical and digital release on September 15, 2018.

Further, Uncork’d has released a brand new poster and trailer for the film, of which HorrorBuzz described as, “Utterly demented, with one of the most diabolical plot twists in recent memory.”

Starring Mischa Barton (‘The Sixth Sense’), Jackson Davis (‘Lonelygirl15’), Cayleb Long, Tracie Thoms (‘Death Proof’) and Bailey Anne Borders (‘The Fifth Wave’), the plot of ‘The Basement,‘ which Sam Santiago of likens to a cross between ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Split,’ is about a L.A. serial killer known as The Gemini (Davis), who tortures and ultimately murders his victims in the dungeon-like basement of his San Fernando Valley home. As the film opens, Gemini has already claimed seven victims, all of whom he has horrifyingly maimed and decapitated with a blowtorch, but Craig Owen (Long), the famed musician who Gemini has chosen for his eighth victim, and Craig’s beautiful wife Kelly (Barton) prove every bit the killer’s equal in the art of psychological warfare.”

For more, visit the official Uncork’d Entertainmentwebsite, like Uncork’d on Facebook and follow Uncork’d on Instagram and on Twitter.

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May 17, 2018
We’re excited to announce that The Basement, screening June 3 at 1pm as an Official Selection of Calgary Horror Convention, has been nominated for Best Horror Feature. For more information and for tickets, visit the convention and film fest here


April 23, 2018
We’re excited to announce that The Basement has been nominated for Best Horror Feature by Calgary Horror Convention, running June 2 & 3 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Screening details to come. In the meantime, visit the convention and fest here for more information and for tickets.

Horror Hound Awards The Basement ‘Best Feature’ & ‘Best Actor’

April 12, 2018
Horror Hound Weekend’s H2F2 Film Festival has awarded The Basement ‘Best Feature’ and ‘Best Actor’ (for Jackson Davis) for 2018!

We are honored and beyond grateful!

The Basement Receives 4 Nominations from Horror Hound

March 24, 2018
Thrilled to announce that The Basement, screening 3/24/18 at 2pm as an Official Selection of Horror Hound Film Festival (taking place this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio) has received nominations for Best Feature, Best Director (Brian M. Conley & Nathan Ives), Best Actor in a Feature (Jackson Davis) and Best SPX (Julia Hapney). For tickets & information, please visit Horror Hound here.

Best Feature and Best Actor Nominations at NoHo Cinefest

March 23, 2018
We’re thrilled to announce that The Basement has been nominated in the categories of Best Feature and Best Actor in a Feature Film (Cayleb Long) by North Hollywood Cinefest!

The film plays as an Official Selection of the film festival (taking place at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA) this Saturday, 3/24 at 9pm, with a Q&A to follow with co-director Nathan Ives and actors Jackson Davis and and Sarah Nicklin, moderated by Michael Klug of Horror Freak News. Tickets can be purchased here


March 9, 2018
OHIO! As an “Official Selection” of Horror Horror Weekend Film Festival, The Basement will screen Saturday, March 24th at 2:00pm at the Sharonville Convention Center (11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246) as part of the Horror Hound Convention. Tickets can be purchased here


March 5, 2018
LOS ANGELES! As an “Official Selection” of NoHo Cinefest Film Festival, The Basement will screen Saturday, March 24th at 9:00pm at Laemmle 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601), with a Q&A with the filmmakers to follow. Tickets can be purchased here

Official Selection of Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Feb. 5, 2018
As an “Official Selection” of Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, The Basement will screen next Tuesday, February 27th at 12:00pm at Regal Cinemas LA Live (1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown Los Angeles). Tickets can be purchased here

Spotlight Horror Film Festival: Best Independent Horror Feature of 2017!

Dec. 15, 2017
Spotlight Horror Film Festival Names The Basement as the Gold Award Winner for “Best Independent Horror Feature of 2017”!

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Independent Horror Movie Awards Nominations & Wins!

Dec. 11, 2017
The Basement has been nominated in the category of “Best Film” by the Independent Horror Movie Awards! The Basement receives awards in the categories of “Best Actor” for lead Jackson Davis and “Best Twist” for Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives.

The Basement Accepted to Horror Hound!

Dec. 11, 2017
The HorrorHound Film Fest (#H2F2) is excited to begin announcing the lineup for the Spring 2018 event (March 23-25th, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of HorrorHound Weekend).
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Horror Cult Films Reviews The Basement

Oct 8, 2018
“Closer into the mind of a killer more than any film I’ve seen in a long time, and it got under my skin.”
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Horror Society Reviews The Basement

Aug 2, 2018
“One of the best villians of 2018.”
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52 Weeks of Horror Reviews The Basement

Oct 26, 2017
“Writers and directors Brain M. Conley and Nathan Ives have really brought something special to the screen.”
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Horror Buzz Reviews The Basement

Oct 12, 2017
“A solidly made film, which Conley and Ives have succeeded in making thrilling and unpredictable.”
Read Article » Gives The Basement 4 out of 5 Stars

Oct 11, 2017
“The biggest reason to see The Basement, is to watch, marvel and shake your head in amazement – at what (actor) Jackson Davis brings to his tortured and broken character. It’s a performance too powerful to be ignored.”
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Dread Central Reviews The Basement

Oct 10, 2017
“Truly cinematic – (Jackson) Davis is astoundingly adept as the multiple-personality murderer.”
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Sinful Celluloid Reviews The Basement

Oct 9, 2017
“Unforgettable scenes that will burn themselves into your brain – Jackson Davis is a tour de force.”
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