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17 items from 2017


"Beyond Skyline"

24 August 2017 1:59 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage and images from director Liam O'Donnell's science fiction thriller "Beyond Skyline", the sequel to "Skyline" (2010), starring Frank Grillo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Yayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel and Antonio Fargas:

"...set concurrently with the previous 'Skyline' film but in a different undisclosed location during a worldwide alien invasion, 'Mark' (Grillo)...

"...a tough-as-nails detective, embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son 'Trent', from a nightmarish alien warship..."

In the first "Skyline" film, directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause, starring Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel :

"...it was supposed to be a simple birthday weekend in Southern California. But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source...

...a group of friends watch in terror as people across the city are drawn outside and »

- Michael Stevens

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Fantasia 2017 Review Round-Up: Better Watch Out and Fashionista

21 August 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From July 13th through August 2nd, the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival offered attendees over 400 short, experimental, and feature-length film projects, which is just a mind-blowing fact to me. Over the course of several weeks, I had the opportunity to check out two titles that had been garnering some buzz as of late on the festival circuit—Better Watch Out and Fashionista—and they both delivered very unique but equally thrilling viewing experiences for this writer.

Better Watch Out: A delightfully depraved holiday treat, Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out is one of those rare genre experiences where the less you know going into it, the more satisfying the payoffs are in this biting and darkly comedic spin on the holiday classic Home Alone. But don’t expect toy car shenanigans, slippery ice-covered stairs, or anyone slapping their face in horror after using dad’s aftershave— screenwriter Zack Kahn has more wicked intentions for viewers, »

- Heather Wixson

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Film Review: ‘Fashionista’

8 August 2017 12:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brit writer-director Simon Rumley made three well-reviewed but little-seen initial features before gaining wider notice with his first foray into quasi-horror terrain: 2006’s “The Living and the Dead,” a striking and harrowing tale of a schizophrenic man-child disastrously left to care for a sick elderly parent. He’s stayed in that territory since, his subsequent features and omnibus contributions related to horror in unconventional ways, linked by an intense interest in various forms of mental instability.

That recipe extends to “Fashionista,” his third successive effort shot in Austin, Texas. This twisty, compelling psychological study in thriller guise bears the closing dedication “Inspired by the films of Nicolas Roeg” — another filmmaker drawn toward scrambling chronology and other disorienting techniques.

There’s a sense of creeping disorder in the lives of 30-ish married couple April (Amanda Fuller, who was in Rumley’s “Red White & Blue”) and Eric (Ethan Embry). As the narrative advances by fits and starts, some »

- Dennis Harvey

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Fantasia 2017 Interview: Writer/Director Simon Rumley Takes Us Into the World of Fashionista

1 August 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Throughout his career, Simon Rumley has consistently pushed himself as a filmmaker, and his latest cinematic endeavor, Fashionista, is yet another example of the writer/director evolving as a visual storyteller, as his unforgettable mystery thriller unconventionally explores the darker sides of desire and obsession. Featuring an outstanding ensemble including Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Alex Essoe, and Eric Balfour (amongst others), Fashionista recently played as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s impressive 2017 slate.

Recently, Daily Dead spoke with Rumley about his approach to Fashionista, and he discussed how he viewed the project as his statement on consumerism and also chatted about reuniting with Fuller (who starred in Rumley’s Red, White & Blue) to take on her challenging role in this film. Rumley also talked about collaborating with Fashionista producer Tim League and how he managed to assemble the rest of his top-notch cast.

It’s great to speak with you, »

- Heather Wixson

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Fantasia 2017: Fashionista review: Dir. Simon Rumley (2017)

29 July 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fashionista Review: A young woman’s obsession with clothes take her to some very dark places in this twisty thriller from director Simon Rumley. Fashionista Review

Fashionista, a film currently on the festival circuit, offers a dark and tormented take on addiction. Rather than the usual alcohol or drugs, we have clothes. Clothes? You ask… yes, clothes. Many women, and men, have an unhealthy obsession with fashion, and whilst not seen to be as damaging as the like of drugs or drink, any addiction is bad for us.

April (Amanda Fuller) and her husband Eric (Ethan Embry) run a vintage clothing store. The job is perfect for April as she has a strong affinity for fashion, and a passion for clothing. As events unfold, which cause April to spiral, she finds herself using clothing as an extreme emotional crutch, the addiction taking her down a dangerous path with mysterious stranger »

- Kat Hughes

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200 Degrees is Only Lukewarm: A Film Review

8 June 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by the distributor. Level 33 Entertainment is an advertiser on this site. Director: Giorgio Serafini. Writer: Garry Charles. Cast: Eric Balfour, Ladon Drummond, Kristin Cochell, Joe Grisaffi and Larry Wade Carrell. 200 Degrees is a small indie production. From Smoke Hammer Media and West Arts, this film centrally stars Eric Balfour (Backcountry, 2014). He plays the ultra deceitful Ryan Hinds. Trapped in an industrial kiln, there is no way out for Ryan, unless he can face the truth. But, this very unloveable character never integrates, nor lives the truth, in any way. 200 Degrees is very much inspired by James Wan's Saw (2004), especially in setting and plot design. Almost the entire film is housed in one, small room. As well, 200 Degrees is in every way a minimalist production. Almost all interactions take place on a phone, or through a speaker. The entire film rests with Balfour, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Temperature Rises to Scorching Levels in Exclusive Clip from New Thriller 200 Degrees

7 June 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stockbroker Ryan Hinds (Eric Balfour) has two hours to generate $1 million. If he fails, he'll be cooked alive by the heat lamps hanging over his head. Talk about pressure... Horror fans can now feel the heat with Level 33 Entertainment and Blue Fox Entertainment's release of 200 Degrees on VOD in the Us, and we've been provided with an exclusive clip from the film to share with Daily Dead readers.

Below, you can watch our exclusive clip from 200 Degrees, in which Ryan is forced to make cold calls in a hot room, as his mysterious tormentor sadistically increases the temperature of their victim's little slice of hell.

200 Degrees is now available to watch in the Us on VOD platforms, including Comcast Xfinity, iTunes, At&T, DirecTV, Amazon Instant, Dish Network, and Vudu.

To learn more about 200 Degrees, visit the film on Facebook and iTunes. And, in case you missed it, enter our »

- Derek Anderson

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Contest: Win a Free iTunes Download of 200 Degrees

6 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If he doesn't come up with $1 million in two hours, stockbroker Ryan Hinds (Eric Balfour) will be cooked alive in 200 Degrees, and with the new horror thriller out now on digital platforms, we've teamed up with Level 33 Entertainment to give away one free iTunes download code for the film to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) free iTunes download code for 200 Degrees from Level 33 Entertainment.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “200 Degrees Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 13th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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200 Degrees is now available to watch in the Us on VOD platforms, including Comcast Xfinity, »

- Derek Anderson

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Temperature Rises in Exclusive Clip from 200 Degrees

6 June 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stockbroker Ryan Hinds (Eric Balfour) has two hours to generate $1 million. If he fails, he'll be cooked alive by the heat lamps hanging over his head. Talk about pressure... Horror fans can now feel the heat with Level 33 Entertainment and Blue Fox Entertainment's release of 200 Degrees on VOD in the Us, and we've been provided with an exclusive clip from the film to share with Daily Dead readers.

Below, you can watch our exclusive clip from 200 Degrees, in which Ryan is forced to make cold calls in a hot room, as his mysterious tormentor sadistically increases the temperature of their victim's little slice of hell.

200 Degrees is now available to watch in the Us on VOD platforms, including Comcast Xfinity, iTunes, At&T, DirecTV, Amazon Instant, Dish Network, and Vudu.

To learn more about 200 Degrees, visit the film's official Facebook page.

"Directed by multiple festival award-winner Giorgio Serafini, known for The Executioners, »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Horror Decor’s Vampire’s Secret Candle, 200 Degrees, The Ferryman

20 May 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Horror Decor has a limited edition candle that's both spooky and scented for fanged fiends to add to their homes, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have key artwork and trailers for 200 Degrees and The Ferryman.

Vampire's Secret Candle from Horror Decor: "What's that I hear in the distance...creepy music coming from a truck that lures in small innocent children with the promise of frozen treats? Let's all run to it!

For a very limited time of only 72 hours, we are paying tribute to one of the coolest options on the menu, the Vampire's Secret Ice Pop. This candle comes in a 3.37" tall x 3.18" wide black coated glass tumbler and has a very pleasant black cherry scent which is sure to bring you back to much simpler times of sunny days and brain freezes.

This limited edition candle is only available through 5/21/17 from www.horrordecor.com!

www.horrordecor. »

- Derek Anderson

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200 Degrees Creates a Hostile Work Environment in this Preview

19 May 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

It has been awhile since there has been news on Giorgio Serafini's 200 Degrees. Since October of 2016, the film has been renamed from Burn to 200 Degrees. As well, this title has found distribution through Level 33 Entertainment. In June, the film will be available through Video-on-demand formats. And, the film centrally stars Eric Balfour as Ryan. Ryan is a stockbroker, trapped in an industrial kiln. He has a short amount of time, to make a million dollars and have it delivered. A preview of the film's VOD launch is hosted here. The VOD trailer is very similar to the one released in late 2016. It shows Ryan held in a small room as the temperature is turned up. Frantic, Ryan must uses all of his contacts and wiles to find an escape. But, it is no easy task to raise one million dollars, especially under this must heat and pressure. Level 33 Entertainment »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

12 May 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

IFC Films has acquired the U.S rights to director Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller “Sweet Virginia,” starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young. The film, which premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, was written by Ben and Paul China from their Black List script, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit, who also financed.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Focus Features Picks Up ‘Tully,’ Electric Entertainment Buys ‘Lbj’ and More

Xyz Films is currently handling international sales and will screen the film at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. “Sweet Virginia” is a riveting thriller that »

- Graham Winfrey

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Toronto: The Cinematic City

13 April 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The most populous city in Canada has appeared on-screen in many different ways over the years.Enemy (2013)

There are many ways in which cities are portrayed in cinema. Sometimes cities are anonymous and nameless, and sometimes cities become characters in the films they are portrayed in. Cities can be merely incidental settings, or the specific locations within a city can be incredibly important both narratively and visually. The people within a city tend to represent the place itself: how they act, how they dress, where they work, how they speak, and what they eat. All of these things can be related to the place they live. Cities are home to an infinite multitude of experiences — people from different places, with different families, different wants and desires and identities.

There are cities that are frequently remembered as being iconic within the world of cinema. Paris, Rome, New York, Venice, Chicago, and London have all received loving portraits in »

- Angela Morrison

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Q&A: Director Simon Rumley Discusses Johnny Frank Garrett’S Last Word

14 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following its world premiere last year at the SXSW Film Festival, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word is now out on home media (including DVD and VOD platforms) from Momentum Pictures, and to commemorate the film's release, we caught up with director Simon Rumley in our latest Q&A feature to discuss adapting the tragic real-life story, the film's shooting schedule, what initially drew him to the project, and more.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Simon. What drew you to the real-life story of Johnny Frank Garrett?

Simon Rumley: My pleasure! I first watched the documentary called The Last Word by Jesse Quackenbush, which is an amazing viewing experience. Jesse’s an attorney, so it dealt much more with the legalese of the situation and thus the unfairness of the trial and the multiple inconsistencies that were put forward by the prosecution. I »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Little Dead Rotting Hood’ Review

23 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, Romeo Miller, Patrick Muldoon, Heather Tom, Brendan Wayne, Marina Sirtis, Amy Argyle, Tony Ketcham, Jake T. Getman, Izabella Alvarez, Taylor Carr, Ashley Doris, Demetrius Stear, Baker Chase Powell | Written by Gabriel Campisi | Directed by Jared Cohn

For years, the old woman in the woods has secretly kept the wolves of the forest at bay. When the woman dies, the creatures suddenly attack the residents of a nearby town. As more people turn up dead, the townsfolk discover something far more sinister than wolves lurking in the woods and wage a bloody battle against the ruthless creatures. As the wolves begin to overrun the town, only the woman’s granddaughter holds the key to stopping the bloodbath before it’s too late…

Writer/director Jared Cohn has been carving out somewhat of a decent horror career in recent years, both in front and behind the camera. »

- Phil Wheat

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces 2017 Glasgow Film Festival line-up

13 January 2017 7:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…

Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1

21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs, Celia Imrie. USA 2017. 18.  126 mins, Thanks to 20th Century Fox.

23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)

Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »

- Gary Collinson

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Frightfest announce Glasgow 2017 line-up of Fourteen films!

13 January 2017 7:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!

FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016.  Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.

To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / boxoffice@glasgowfilm.org / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

From the press release:

Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.

Kicking off with a special screening of A Cure For Wellness, an intense psychological ride from Gore Verbinski, »

- Phil Wheat

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