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Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.
New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.
Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.
View the whole press release of additional announcements below:
Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, »
- Brian Welk
Looking forward to Adam Wingard's next film, The Guest? Then grab your calendars, kids, because we have a date you need to pencil in! Picturehouse has announced a September 17th release date for the film from Wingard and writer Simon Barrett.
The Guest will be the opening night film at this year's UK Film4 FrightFest, screening August 21st.
A young soldier arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, »
- Steve Barton
Poster numero dos has landed for the upcoming flick The Guest, the latest from the team behind You're Next, and just like the one that came before it, it's dripping with vintage Eighties style! Kinda makes us wanna fire up "Miami Vice."
The flick scored itself distribution via Picturehouse, which is planning a September release for the film. It will be the opening night film at this year's UK Film4 FrightFest, screening August 21st.
A young soldier arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. »
- Steve Barton
Earlier this week we showed you the awesome teaser trailer for The Guest, the latest from the team behind You're Next, and on tap for you today is an image gallery that provides even more of a look into what we can expect from the film. So soak it all in with those gorgeous eyeballs of yours!
The flick scored itself distribution via Picturehouse, which is planning a September release for the film. It was announced today that it will be the opening night film at this year's UK Film4 FrightFest, screening August 21st.
- John Squires
Following yesterday's teaser trailer, Picturehouse has now released five new The Guest images. The film, which is from You're Next screenwriter Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard, stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as a soldier who befriends the family of a fallen comrade and becomes a threat to everyone around him when it turns out he may not be who he says he is. I really enjoyed the film when I saw it at Sundance, and I really hope it finds an audience. Hit the jump to check out the images. The Guest opens September 17th, and also stars Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick. Via Picturehouse. [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="341406,341401,341404,341403,341405"] Here's the official logline for The Guest: A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, »
- Matt Goldberg
The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
- Gareth Jones
Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »
- Phil Wheat
Last year, they brought horror to a family’s cabin in the woods. Now, they’re bringing it to another family’s doorstep, this time at their house. The Guest, the next film from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett—the makers of You’re Next—will open in theaters this September. In the meantime, a teaser trailer has dropped by for a visit.
“From the director of You’Re Next and featuring a standout, badass performance from Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), comes The Guest: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you’ve ever seen before. Empire Magazine called it “a demented action-horror hybrid of sci-fi conspiracy thriller and gore-fest”, and Vanity Fair Us said, “The Guest is big, it’s bold, it’s badass, full of flavor Hollywood wishes it could pour over its vanilla blockbusters.”
Synopsis: “A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, »
- Derek Anderson
The first trailer has arrived for The Guest, the latest film from the team behind You're Next, and though it's only a teaser, it's packed with enough awesomeness to get you excited - including a particularly smile-inducing homage to Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Dig it!
The flick scored itself distribution via Picturehouse, which is planning a September release for The Guest.
The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their »
- John Squires
The teaser trailer for eagerly-anticipated horror/thriller film The Guest has landed online, and you can view it below…
The film is directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, who came to prominence after the huge success of You’re Next. Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson and Brendan Meyer, the thriller opens on September 5th in the UK.
A soldier (Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
The Guest is set to open on September 5th in the UK, and has also been set to open this year’s FrightFest Horror Festival at London’s Vue West End in August.
- Scott Davis
The first trailer for The Guest has arrived. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the creative team behind the horror hit You're Next, return with this thriller about a soldier named Dave, who shows up on the front steps of the Peterson home claiming to be their deceased son's friend. David claims he was with the son when he died in battle, and now he has arrived to watch over them and make sure they're all safe.
But he is harboring a dark and deadly secret. Soon, accidental deaths begin to occur, and they all seem to be connected to David's presence in the house. Watch the first footage from this thriller starring Dan Stevens, Ethan Embry, Joel Moore, Candice Patton and Maika Monroe.
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, »
We caught Adam Wingard’s latest thriller, The Guest, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where we liked what we saw. The film is headed to UK cinemas and the first teaser has now arrived online. Dan Stevens – in a role a world away from the good-natured Matthew Crawley of Downton Abbey – is David, a soldier who shows up at the home of the Peterson family claiming to be a friend of their late son who died in action. Initially offered a warm welcome, things quickly start to go wrong.Though David appears to be a charming, friendly fellow, a series of unexplained, apparently accidental deaths start happening, and he seems to be connected to all of them. Could this new arrival in fact be a harbinger of doom? Look, he used to appear on Downton Abbey, so of course people die around him…Crafted by Wingard and regular collaborator Simon Barrett, »
Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens is not to be trusted in “You’re Next” director Adam Wingard’s latest, the thriller “The Guest,” which gets a pretty intense looking trailer that you can take a gander at below, folks who enjoy taking a gandering. “You’re Next” was a great movie and I’m still holding out for a sequel to that one, though not one without Sharni Vinson’s character. I mean, a sequel without her would be kind of pointless, right? But let’s move on to “The Guest” and what he has plan for this poor family and their hot blonde daughter. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess “nothing good.” A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series »
Picturehouse has released The Guest teaser trailer online. The film stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as a soldier who befriends the family of a fallen comrade and becomes a threat to everyone around him when it turns out he may not be who he says he is. The Guest is from You’re Next director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, and they've delivered another terrific movie. I caught the flick at Sundance, and it felt like lost John Carpenter film from the 1980s. Plus, it has an amazing performance from Stevens. Seek this one out. Hit the jump to check out The Guest teaser trailer. The film opens in September, and also stars Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, and Brendan Meyer. Via IGN. Here's the official synopsis for The Guest: The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, »
- Matt Goldberg
The Guest has released a new trailer.
Stevens takes the lead role as a man who shows up on a family's doorstep claiming to be the friend of their dead soldier son.
The man brings violence into their quiet lives, leading them to wonder if he is who he says.
The Guest will arrive in UK cinemas on September 5 and is expected to land in the Us in the same month. »
As if to permanently put those “Matthew Crawley-esque” typecasting worries to bed, “Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens’ upcoming role has him starring as a something’s-not-quite-right surprise visitor in the Sundance standout “The Guest.”
Directed by “You’re Next’s” Adam Wingard, the film follows a family grieving over the loss of eldest son Caleb, who died in Iraq. Tensions escalate when Stevens’ David appears at their door, claiming to be a friend of Caleb’s from the war.
“Played in a key of macabre black comedy that’s deadpan save whenever all hell breaks loose, ‘The Guest’ is such nasty fun you might not realize until afterward that David’s real reasons for arriving are never quite clarified,” Variety’s Dennis Harvey wrote in his review from the film festival.
“The Guest,” which also screened at South by Southwest, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Get some good, strong, sinister vibes from the trailer for The Guest, starring Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser and Lance Reddick. This is the latest film from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the duo who brought us You're Next last year. Here, they're presenting a fringe genre film that I've heard has some horror elements - I guess, you could say, in some ways like You're Next which balanced action with horror tropes. Picturehouse is handling the release this September. Check out the trailer here which has a nice little Easter Egg for you Halloween III: Season of the Witch fans out there.
The post [Trailer] You’re Next Team Returns With The Guest appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
While Dan Stevens made the decision to leave the acclaimed "Downton Abbey" a while ago, it's taken a while his his switch to the big screen to pay off. "The Fifth Estate" was a flop, the indie "Summer In February" is best not talked about, but he's got some good things on the horizon. He has a prominent role in the upcoming Liam Neeson joint "A Walk Among The Tombstones," he's got a role in Tom McCarthy's "The Cobbler," and he already made waves at Sundance this year with "The Guest." And the first teaser trailer is here. Adam Wingard, the director of "You're Next," is behind this thriller about a man claiming to be the friend of deceased soldier, who enters the life of that man's family, only for bodies to start piling up. It's an effort we called "a damn good time" and "a fun ride" out of Sundance, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This year’s Film4 FrightFest gets off to a cracking start with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s killer thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows). The film is written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and also stars Sheila Kelley (Matchstick Men), Leland Orser (Taken), Lance Reddick (The Wire) and Brendan Meyer. It is being distributed in the UK by Icon Film Distribution. Synopsis: A brilliant homage to 1980s action flicks, The Guest opens with the Peterson family struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, They find some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David (Dan Stevens), a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. »
The 15th edition of Film4 FrightFest is to open with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows).
Stevens plays a soldier who introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After beingwelcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
FrightFest has this year moved to London’s Vue West End and the full-line up will be announced on June 27.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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