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Monarch Acquires Creature Feature 'The Sand' Just in Time for Halloween

29 September 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Screen Media Films Picks Up Fantastic Fest Hit 'Darling' Monarch Home Entertainment has picked up the creature horror film "The Sand" for domestic release on October 13, just in time for Halloween. An homage to classic 80's B-horror films like "Tremors," "The Sand" follows a group of hungover young adults who awake to a beating sun and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand. Mitchel Musso, Jamie Kennedy and Brooke Butler star. "This movie was an intentional effort to take a beloved and niche genre, and elevate the story above contemporary expectations," says producer Gato Scatena. "We're proud of this one. It's in the classic creature-feature wrapping paper, but contains above-average character arcs formulated by the writers [Alex Greenfield & Ben Powell], and tailored execution by our director and Dp [Issac Gabaeff and Matt Wise respectively]." The »

- Zack Sharf

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FrightFest announces launch titles for FrightFest Presents

25 August 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced the first films which will be released under the curated banner ‘FrightFest Presents’. The seven titles – Aaaaaaaah!, The Sand, Afterdeath, Landmine Goes Click, Emelie, The Lesson and Estranged – will all have their UK theatrical premieres at the FrightFest five day festival in August, before being released across the UK and Ireland via the distributor’s digital partners including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.

Here are the seven titles, from the official press release…

Aaaaaaaah!, the world premiere and feature directorial debut of Steve Oram, co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s cult UK hit and British Independent Film Award-winning and Cannes selection feature Sightseers. Oram also stars with Noel Fielding (The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, »

- Gary Collinson

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Icon, FrightFest confirm first films for new genre label

24 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Sand and Aaaaaaaah! among first FrightFest Presents acquisitions.

UK distributor Icon Film Distribution and UK horror festival FrightFest have set the first films to be released under their FrightFest Presents banner.

An initial seven genre films have been selected by the distributor and festival for the new online label, with others to be added soon.

The films will premiere at FrightFest, which gets underway in London on Thursday (Aug 27), before unspooling online between October and February 2016.

Digital partners will include iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google  Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.

First titles

Among the first batch of titles is Sightseers actor-writer Steve Oram’s surreal ‘monkey comedy’ Aaaaaaaah!, which Icon will release online this October.

Oram stars alongside Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia) in the story of a tribe of warring ‘monkeys’.

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- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Frightfest 2015: ‘The Sand’ Review

11 August 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mitchel Musso, Dean Geyer, Nikki Leigh, Brooke Butler, Meagan Holder, Jamie Kennedy, Hector David Jr., Cynthia Murell, Cleo Berry, Etalvia Cashin, Adam Powell | Written by Alex Greenfield, Ben Powell | Directed by Isaac Gabaeff

After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles.

Can you say Blood Beach?

Ok so maybe that’s not fair. After all Jeffrey Bloom’s 1980 fear-flick, despite having a similar premise – something eating people on the beach, dragging them under the sand – is world’s apart from the gory body-horror of Isaac Gabaeff’s film. Whereas that film often played for oddball humour both intentionally and unintentionally, The Sand plays things very straight. »

- Phil Wheat

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A Day at the Beach is One of Terror in The Sand

29 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

A new creature feature is coming your way. The film is titled The Sand, from director Isaac Gabaeff. And, this title has been developed by Allegra Pictures and Scatena & Rosner Films. In the picture, several friends fall to long tentacles and a hungry maw; no one leaves this beach alive! As well, The Sand stars Jamie Kennedy (Buddy Hutchins), Brooke Butler (All Cheerleaders Die) Nikki Leigh, and Mitchel Musso. Early artwork for the feature is hosted here. The graphic features actress Brooke Butler as Kaylee. And, the tagline: "this beach is killer" promises bloodshed. Tentacles emerge from the ground and few characters will survive this feature, into the credits. Currently, The Sand is in post-production (editing). The film will be released shortly, once distribution is secured. All of the available details on The Sand are hosted below. Release Date: 2015. Directors: Isaac Gabaeff. Writers: Alex Greenfield, Ben Powell. Producers: Jordan Rosner, »

- (Michael Allen)

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