Film News (UK): Horror Channel to celebrate FrightFest

Horror Channel’s film highlights for August are to include a celebration of the annual FrightFest event, the UK’s leading horror and fantasy film festival. In the week that FrightFest celebrates its 15th year, Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth chooses her favourite movies from festivals past, which she’ll also introduce. Among them are Guillermo Eel Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH, Ti West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, Eli Roth’s CABIN FEVER and THE VICTIM, in which cult actor Michael Biehn makes his directorial debut. This will be the film’s UK TV Premiere.
EMILY’S FESTIVAL FRIGHTS SEASON – 18th to 24th August, 22:50
Dread (2009)

Mon 18 August @ 22:50 – DREAD (2009)

Adapted by writer/director Anthony DiBlasi from the Barker novella in ‘Books of Blood Volume II’, this is the story of three Boston college students – Stephen (TWILIGHT star Jackson Rathbone), Cheryl (Hanne Steen) and Quaid (Shaun Evans) who join forces to helm a Kinsey-style documentary study on the subject of fear. But two of the unholy trio are unaware the third is haunted by past demons causing chilling sociopath behaviour and a driven need to explore people’s innermost terrors to extreme limits. The Meat Room awaits…

The House of the Devil (2009)

Tues 19 August @ 22:50 – THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009)

From THE ROOST director Ti West comes a slow-brewing, old school psychological horror at its finest, freakiest and most fiendish. Student Samantha has just moved into her own apartment and needs some fast cash for the rent. Answering a campus advert for a babysitter, she ends up at the creepy old remote country home of the strange Ulman couple. But something is clearly wrong. There seems to be no child. A total lunar eclipse is about to further darken the night skies. And Samantha’s blood-freezing satanic panic begins…

Dead Snow (2009)

Wed 20 August @ 22:50 – DEAD SNOW (2009)

When eight medical students go on a weekend ski trip to Øksfjord in Norway, the last thing on their minds is an army of frozen Nazi zombies. Get ready for a goose-stepping gore-fest, with gruesome beheadings, snowmobile dismemberment and an awesome body count. Director Tommy Wirkola’s (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) outrageous sub-zero shocker is a fast, furious and very funny valentine to the early works of Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi. The sequel will premiere at FrightFest 2014.

Midnight Son (2011)

Thurs 21 August @ 22:50 – MIDNIGHT SON (2011)

Debut feature director Scott Leberecht fashions a vampire tale with a fresh independent spirit. When a strange skin disease forces security guard Jacob to avoid sunlight and crave blood, he struggles to control increasingly violent impulses to move from black market donor packs to sucking on living victims. Then the local police start targeting him as a suspect in a series of grisly murder. Leberecht makes telling points about basic humanity to fashion a minor masterpiece brimming with vibrant performances and creepy unpredictability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dracula Untold Trailer

Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, and Diarmaid Murtagh.

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Animal (2014) Trailer

When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.

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HONEYMOON Starring Rose Leslie

Directed by Leigh Janiak. Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber and Hanna Brown

Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

Treadaway (CONTROL) and Leslie (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.

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For more info:

Official Site: http://www.HoneymoontheFilm.com

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/honeymoonthemovie

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STAGE FRIGHT will screen at Cinefamily in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25 with Meat Loaf in attendance!

STAGE FRIGHT will screen at Cinefamily in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25 with Meat Loaf in attendance!

Get your tickets here:

http://cinefamily.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=37536&cart

STAGE FRIGHT is now available on iTunes / On Demand and in select theaters.

Watch the RED BAND trailer:

 

Written and Directed by Jerome Sable. Starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

 

For more info:

Official Site: http://magnetreleasing.com/stagefright/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stagefrightthefilm

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Exclusive – THE SACRAMENT – Watch new clips and download an alternative poster!

Written and Directed by Ti West. Produced by Eli Roth. Starring Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones and Kentucker Audley.

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and master of horror Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), THE SACRAMENT follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

THE SACRAMENT stars Joe Swanberg (YOU’RE NEXT), AJ Bowen (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL), Kentucker Audley (SUN DON’T SHINE), Amy Seimetz (THE KILLING), and Gene Jones (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN). The film is written, directed and edited by Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE INNKEEPERS) and produced by Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), Jacob Jaffke (SLEEPWALK WITH ME), Peter Phok (STAKE LAND), Christopher Woodrow (BLOOD TIES), Molly Conners (KILLER JOE) and Eric Newman (CHILDREN OF MEN). Read the rest of this entry »

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Joy Ride 3 Official Trailer (2014) HD

Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn – and this time it’s with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, an encounter with Rusty turns sour and soon he is tracking, teasing and torturing them until the end of the road.

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Rec 4 Official Trailer

Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.

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Afflicted Trailer

This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.

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Godzilla Official Extended Trailer (2014)

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).

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