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.
A few months ago we gave you the heads up on Eat, a horror film that caught our attention with the visceral imagery of its stills and poster. Now we have the sales trailer for the film, which certainly doesn’t back down from that promise.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but BoulderLight says Weep will be a modern take on the classic ghost tale of the “La Llorona” (The Weeping Woman) legend. Blood List scribes T.J. Cimfel and David White are penning the screenplay with production set to begin this Spring.
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