The Toronto Film Festival has revealed this year’s lineups for its documentary, Midnight Madness, Discovery and retro Cinematheque sections, adding movies from Alex Gibney, Barbara Kopple, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Stanley and Ali LeRoi to the 2019 fest that kicks off next month.Read More
The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced the 10 eclectic films that will make up this year’s Midnight Madness lineup when it returns from September 5–15, 2019.Read More
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin James, who rose to success via comedies from CBS’ long-running The King of Queens to films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Grown Ups, is flipping the script. He has come aboard the action thriller Becky, where he is set to play the baddie opposite Annabelle: Creation and The Haunting of Hill House star Lulu Wilson.Read More
Screen Media has acquired worldwide rights to the sci-fi/horror anthology movie “Portals.” The film features segments directed by genre veterans Eduardo Sanchez (“The Blair Witch Project”), Gregg Hale (“V/H/S 2”), Timo Tjahjanto (“The Night Comes For Us”) and Liam O’Donnell (“Skyline”).Read More
IFC Midnight has obtained the U.S. distribution rights to Pledge, a college frat horror-thriller, which was directed by Daniel Robbins. The pic, written by Zachary Weiner, had its U.S. premiere at Screamfest and will get a theatrical release in January.
Gravitas Ventures has set a release date for Bad Match, its online-dating horror thriller from writer-director David Chirchirillo (Cheap Thrills) and BoulderLight Pictures. The pic will get a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release on November 3 in North America. Check out the new trailer above and poster below....
...On the other end of the scale are the two young producers plying their low-budget wares in Cannes. Starting from scratch, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules have produced and distributed 11 films with titles like Dementia and Uncaged but believe that the millennial audience has changing taste in horror, hooking up with new themes involving social media – like girls meeting scary dates on Tinder....
Mike Testin has dozens of cinematography credits, but the psychological thriller “Dementia” is his first try at directing a feature. You’d never know it, though. It’s an assured, deftly acted movie that builds its creepiness slowly and keeps its secrets well hidden till the end.
Readers familiar with No Country for Old Men and, in particular, Ti West’s The Sacrament will know of actor Gene Jones’ ability to make a comparatively small role extremely memorable. Now, the theater veteran — who also has a small role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight — has been gifted a juicy lead part in the new horror film, Dementia (out in New York, on VOD, and via digital platforms, Dec. 4).
BoulderLight Pictures' upcoming thriller Dismissed has its cast, adding Kent Osborne and Dylan Sprouse in the lead roles. The film tells the tale of an idealistic, straight-laced English teacher (Osborne) drawn down a nightmarish rabbit hole by an honor roll student (Sprouse) who will stop at nothing to get an A. Chris Bauer (True Blood) and Alycia Delmore (Humpday) also appear, with Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) rounding out the cast.
Growing up in a small Jewish community in New York, while our friends indulged in schoolwork and normal childhood activity, we spent our time making horror films on our parents DV camera and binging on whatever genre titles we could find in the local video store. Despite no real connections to the film industry, we were determined and we had chutzpah.
The body-horror splatterfest "Contracted: Phase II" wastes no time picking up where 2013's "Contracted" left off. That movie followed the misfortunes of Samantha (Najarra Townsend), who, after being drugged and sexually assaulted, found herself with an acute case of cloudy eyes, lesions, a putrefying complexion and a hunger for human flesh. Now Samantha appears to be history ("dead" would be a misnomer), and Riley (Matt Mercer), who attempted to seduce her in the first movie, has come down with her symptoms.
BoulderLight Pictures and Hong Kong-based production company Making Film Ltd. have announced a joint venture that will produce three new films, which Making Film will fully finance. The deal will create a new label, "Making Horror," that will focus on horror and thriller films with budgets in the seven figure range. Making film will serve as both investor and collaborator on these films, with director Pang Ho-Cheung, who cofounded Making Film, serving as executive producer.
IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Dementia, the horror pic from BoulderLight Pictures that stars The Sacrament‘s Gene Jones as an aging war veteran who suffers a stroke and is diagnosed with dementia. He is forced by his estranged family to hire a live-in nurse, only to find that she harbors a sinister secret. The pic came together in spring 2014 and was directed by Mike Testin from a script by Meredith Berg. Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Peter Cilella (Resolution) and newcomer Hassie Harrison co-star.
EXCLUSIVE: After seeing strong VOD returns from last year’s STD horror flick Contracted, IFC Midnight is springing for its sequel, Contracted: Phase II. Writer-director Eric England’s first film was an original low-budget take on the zombie genre about a young woman in rapid decay after picking up an icky, mysterious disease from a one-night stand. The sequel continues where Contracted left off, as newly-infected Riley (Matt Mercer) scrambles to track down those responsible for the outbreak and discovers a larger conspiracy that threatens to infect the world.
Hailing from the “Contracted” team, the film stars Gene Jones (“The Sacrament”) and Kristina Klebe (“Proxy”)
The filmmakers behind the psychological horror movie “Dementia” have released a slew of photos.
The movie stars Gene Jones (“The Sacrament”) and Kristina Klebe (“Proxy”), as well as Peter Cilella (“Resolution”), Richard Riehle (“Texas Chainsaw 3D”), Marc Senter (“Red, White & Blue”), Graham Skipper (“Almost Human”), Molly McQueen (“Carjacked”), Tony Denison (“The Closer”) and newcomer Hassie Harrison.
We’re getting word on a new horror feature that has just wrapped called Uncaged, with first time feature director Daniel Robbins behind the wheel. The film was shot in New York and featuresGene Jones (No Country For Old Men, The Sacrament). Writing duties fell to Robbins and Mark Rapaport.