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Alien Documentary Mirage Men Now Available for Digital Download

Whether or not you choose to believe in extraterrestrial beings, there's no denying that the topic of discussion is an utterly fascinating one that manages to capture the imagination like no other.

Personally, I'm still not even sure what my feelings are on the matter, but what I can say is that there will never be enough documentaries in the world to fully satiate my interest in the topic.

The latest of such documentaries, titled Mirage Men, was just digitally released today, and it looks to be one of the more fascinating ones we've yet seen, peeling back the curtain and exploring government coverups in an effort to at long last expose the truth.

Sound interesting? Head over to Yekra to digitally rent the doc, and whet your appetite with the trailer below!

Synopsis

Directed by John Lundberg, Mark Pilkington, Roland Denning, and Kypros Kyprianou, Perception Management’s Mirage Men
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Escape from Tomorrow and Mirage Men Become Random Media

One is a controversial film about a nightmarish trip to Disneyland. The other a documentary about UFOs and the government's cover-up of the existence of aliens. Both Escape from Tomorrow (review) and Mirage Men have found distribution from Random Media, who will be releasing them next year.

Escape from Tomorrow is set for DVD and Blu-ray release in April 2014 with no specific date yet set for Mirage Men. Learn all about both films below!

Escape from Tomorrow Synopsis:

The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Escape From Tomorrow should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you've ever seen, Randy Moore's directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth.

An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he
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Stockholm unveils 2013 line-up

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Stockholm unveils 2013 line-up
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave to open festival; director Peter Greenaway to receive Visionary Award.Scroll down for full line-up

Steve McQueen’s historic drama 12 Years a Slave is to open the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 6-17) and is nominated in the Stockholm Xxiv Competition.

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the drama about free black man kidnapped from his family and sold into slavery in the 1850s debuted at Telluride and has received positive reactions throughout its festival tour of Toronto, New York and London among others.

It will be released in Sweden on Dec 20 by Ab Svensk Filmindustri.

Screenwriter John Ridley, who will be present during the festival, is nominated for the Aluminum Horse in the category Best Script.

McQueen’s Hunger won Best Directorial Debut at Stockholm in 2008.

Line-up

The 24th Siff includes more than 180 films from more than 50 countries.

As previously announced, the spotlight of this year’s festival is freedom but Chinese artist
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Fantastic Fest 2013: Mirage Men & Narco Cultura [Reviews]

The second installment of my Ff 2013 overview focuses on this year's documentaries. It seems like each year the docs on hand get better and better, like the award-winning "Jodorowsky's Dune", and this year we got a small but very fine collection.

Mirage Men

dir. John Lundberg

Of all the incredibly creepy UFO documentaries and "special reports" that aired on television throughout the 70's and early 80's, the one that got under my skin the most was A Strange Harvest, the 1980 Linda Moulton Howe expose' on cattle mutilation. I wasn't even a teenager at the time, but when I caught an afternoon broadcast on HBO it messed me up good, and if I remember correctly it was probably the first time I began to consider two things: 1., alien visitors might actually be real, and 2. [Continued ...]
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Fantastic Fest 2013: ‘Mirage Men’ a fascinating, if maddeningly vague, UFO documentary

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Mirage Men

Written by Mark Pilkington

Directed by John Lundberg, Roland Denning, and Kypros Kyprianou

UK, 2013

The vast, unknowable nature of the unidentified flying object is at the heart of the maddeningly, and deliberately, impenetrable new documentary Mirage Men, playing at this year’s Fantastic Fest. If the truth is, as was once promised, out there, it has yet to be found. Mirage Men argues, in what may not be the most terribly surprising twist depending on your level of cynicism, that the United States government has fed into UFO conspiracy theories to distract from high-level and classified projects from breaking in the news. And while the initial revelations are somewhat damning, after a point, the lack of hard answers serve to infuriate instead of elucidate.

At the heart of Mirage Men is an enigmatic ex-government employee named Richard Doty. He worked heavily with the late Paul Bennewitz, a World
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes DVD release details for Shiver, information on the Mile High Horror Film Festival, an exclusive excerpt from Dead is Only Skin Deep, a Q&A with 13-year-old Emily Diprimio for Carver, and more:

Q&A Interview with Up-and-Coming 13-Year-Old Filmmaker Emily Diprimio

by Heather Wixson

It’s not often that you run across aspiring genre directors who are still in their teens so when we discovered a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Carver, an upcoming indie slasher from the filmmaking team of Ron Diprimio and his 13-year-old daughter Emily Diprimio, we immediately took notice.

In the campaign, the Diprimios’ describe Carver as, “a throwback 80’s style slasher that follows a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed on Halloween when they were younger.
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Lineup of Feature Films announced for 'Mile High Horror Film Festival' 2013

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by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The feature film lineup for this years Mile High Horror Film Festival has been announced. Some really outstanding films are on tap this year. Check out the official announcement below!

From The Press Release

Mile High Horror is excited to announce its highly anticipated feature films lineup for its 4th Annual Film Festival, which will run October 3-6 at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton, Colorado.

Tickets for screenings will be available for purchase at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th.

The 2013 Mile High Horror Film Festival Feature Films Lineup is as follows...

We Are What We Are

-- Opening Night Film --

USA, (2013) 105 min., Directed by Jim Mickle

Director Jim Mickle will be in attendance!

When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting
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Second Wave of Fantastic Fest 2013 is Announced

Continuing on the path of genre destruction, Fantastic Fest announces their second wave of films for its 2013 edition. There are some titles that I thought I put in our prediction list but alas, I did not. Anyway, some great titles are in this announcement. One more wave along with the closing film will be announced (more than likely later this month or early September). Keep your eyes peeled on the site for our coverage.

From the Press Release

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming for the ninth edition of Fantastic Fest, taking placeSeptember 19 – 26 at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline in Austin, Texas. See below for descriptions of nineteen new World, North American & Us premiere films at this year’s festival and stay tuned for more amazing 2013 content to be announced!

Field In England, A (England, 2013)

North American Premiere

Director – Ben Wheatley, 90 mins

During the British Civil War,
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Second Round Of Film Programming Announced For Fantastic Fest 2013!

We’re getting extremely close to opening night for Fantastic Fest 2013, and today they’ve revealed the second wave of films programmed for the fest’s 9th iteration (check out the first round of programming here). This is slate is filled with some supreme films that we’ve been eagerly anticipation, notably Almost Human; Witching & Bitching; the remake of Patrick; and A Field In England! Read on for the full programming schedule below!

A Field In England (England, 2013)

North American Premiere

Director – Ben Wheatley, 90 mins

During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.

Afflicted (Canada, 2013)

Us Premiere

Director – Clif Prowse, 85 mins

Derek and Clif, best friends documenting their journey across the world, are in for an unexpected adventure when one of them comes down with a sinister sickness.
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Fantastic Fest 2013′s Second Wave Includes A Field in England, Almost Human

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Fantastic Fest is taking place from September 19 – 26 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline in Austin, Texas. We previously gave you the first list of films to screen at the festival and the second wave has just been announced, which includes A Field in England and Almost Human:

Field In England, A (England, 2013)

North American Premiere

Director – Ben Wheatley, 90 mins

During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.

Afflicted (Canada, 2013)

Us Premiere

Director – Clif Prowse, 85 mins

Derek and Clif, best friends documenting their journey across the world, are in for an unexpected adventure when one of them comes down with a sinister sickness.

Almost Human (USA, 2013)

Us Premiere

Director – Joe Begos, 80 mins

A man who disappeared under mysterious circumstances returns to wreak havoc upon a small town.
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