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15 items from 2014


Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

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

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Lionsgate Set to Prove that Eduardo Sanchezs Bigfoot Horror Exists

10 March 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Lionsgate managed to pick up the North American rights to director Eduardo Sanchez's upcoming Bigfoot-based thriller 'Exists' over the weekend. The feature managed a sell out midnight screening during the SXSW fest over in Austin, Texas and it seems the studio certainly took notice. 'Exists' stars Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele. Director Sanchez, one-half of the creative team behind the late 90's horror game changer 'The Blair Witch Project', helms from a script penned by Jamie Nash ('V/H/S/2'). Check out the teaser poster below and make sure you check back for forthcoming release date news. »

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SXSW: Lionsgate Nabs Rights to 'Exists,' the Bigfoot Found Footage Film from 'Blair Witch' Director

8 March 2014 12:31 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to "Exists," the Bigfoot found footage film from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez, the company announced today. The horror film premiered last night at SXSW to a sold-out midnight screening. The film tells the story of five friends who go camping in the backwoods of Texas only to be menaced by the famed -- and feared -- creature. The film stars Chris Osborn, Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins. It is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs. The Sasquatch Creature, aka Bigfoot, was designed by Spectral Motion. "It is especially gratifying to sell the film at SXSW in Austin so close to Bastrop, Texas where we shot Exists with an amazing Texas-based cast and crew. We »

- Paula Bernstein

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Eduardo Sánchez’s Exists Acquired by Lionsgate

8 March 2014 11:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following a successful midnight screening at SXSW, Lionsgate announced that they’ve acquired North American distribution rights to Exists, a new bigfoot movie from The Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sánchez:

Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) has acquired North American distribution rights to Exists, a new horror film from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played last night to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin.

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists is executive produced by George Waud, »

- Jonathan James

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SXSW: Lionsgate Acquires Eduardo Sanchez Bigfoot Movie ‘Exists’

8 March 2014 11:21 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Hot off last night’s midnight premiere at SXSW, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot found footage movie Exists.

Exists follows a group of five friends as they struggle to fight off the Bigfoot during a camping trip in the remote Texas woods.

This is very cool news. I been tracking this project for a minute and can’t wait to check it out. For those not in the know Exists was directed by Eduardo Sanchez who co-directed The Blair Witch Project back in the day. Full press release below.

(Austin, TX & Santa Monica, CA, March 8, 2014) — Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) has acquired North American distribution rights to Exists, a new horror film from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played last night to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin.

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on »

- El Mayimbe

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SXSW 2014: Lionsgate Acquires Eduardo Sanchez's Exists for North American Distro

8 March 2014 9:42 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Good ol' Lionsgate came through today for Sasquatchploitation fans as they just snapped up the North American distro rights for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, following its SXSW Midnighters screening last night.

From the Press Release:

Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) has acquired North American distribution rights to Exists, a new horror film from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played last night to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin, TX.

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, »

- Debi Moore

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Bigfoot Found Footage Thriller 'Exists' Goes to Lionsgate

8 March 2014 9:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

SXSW is in full-force this weekend, and after a successful midnight premiere, it looks like Lionsgate has acquired the Bigfoot found footage thriller Exists.

Eduardo S&#225nchez, director of the now infamous The Blair Witch Project, returns to the genre he helped create with this tale of five friends who must battle the legendary monster during a camping trip in the remote Texas woods. The movie sets out to put a new spin on the Sasquatch myth.

Twitter was flooded with fan reactions after the premiere screening, eager to express how genuinely creeped out they were by the sold-out screening. The film stars mostly unknowns, including Roger Edwards, Madison Burge, Brian Steele, Denise Williamson and Samuel Davis.

In a statement following the acquisition, director Eduardo S&#225nchez said,

"I'm really excited about working with the talented team at Lionsgate. We've had great history together and they really understand Exists and »

- MovieWeb

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Lionsgate believes in Exists

8 March 2014 7:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has picked up North American rights at SXSW to Eduard Sanchez’s Bigfoot film, which International Film Trust handles for international sales.

Exists stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele in the story of five friends who go camping in the remote East Texas woods and encounter a mythical predator.

Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J Andrew Jenkins produced, while the executive producers were George Waud, D Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs.

Lionsgate neogitated the deal with Wme and Stuart Rosenthal at Bloom Dekom. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lionsgate Acquires Distribution Rights to Bigfoot Horror Film Exists

8 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to Exists , a new horror film from The Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sánchez. The film played last night to a sold-out midnight screening at SXSW in Austin. In Bigfoot's bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists. The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs, and the »

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SXSW Midnight Movies Include Oculus, Exists, Late Phases, The Guest

5 February 2014 1:04 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The ‘Midnighters’ lineup for SXSW 2014 has been announced and it includes the Us premiere of Oculus, the world premiere of Exists and Late Phases, and more. South By Southwest 2014 will take place from March 7 – 16 in Austin, Texas and the festival is known for its solid lineup of genre films. Below is the complete list of ‘Midnighters’ titles that have been announced, but don’t be surprised if another horror movie or two show up as secret screenings.

13 Sins

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman (World Premiere)

Among The Living (France)

Director/Screenwriter: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

After horror favorites Inside and Livid, »

- Jonathan James

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SXSW 2014: Ten-Film Midnighters Lineup Includes Oculus, Exists, Late Phases, Home, The Guest, and More

5 February 2014 12:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The real "meat" of the 2014 SXSW Film Festival has arrived with the announcement of the ten films that will comprise this year's Midnighters lineup. Read all the details and see some new stills here!

Along with the incredible list of Midnighters you'll find below, SXSW 2014 also revealed the 113 titles that will be shown in 11 curated shorts programs, selected from a record 4,249 submissions. Click here for the full short film details.

Now, back to the Midnighters. The program, which includes 8 World Premieres, is described as: Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

13 Sins

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, »

- Debi Moore

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South by Southwest Unveils 2014 Midnight Lineup

5 February 2014 12:06 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

South by Southwest has unveiled 10 titles for its Midnighters lineup, including the world premiere of the Bigfoot found-footage film Exists, directed by Eduardo Sanchez – his first foray into found footage since 1999′s monster hit Blair Witch Project. The lineup also includes the U.S. premiere of Oculus, directed by Mike Flanagan, which topped our most anticipated horror films of 2014. Also set for the lineup is Adam Wingard’s The Guest, which premiered last month at Sundance to very positive reviews. The 21st edition of South by Southwest opens March 7 in Austin. Check out the full lineup below.

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13 Sins

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, »

- Ricky

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SXSW unveils Midnighters, shorts

5 February 2014 11:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SXSW top brass have announced the Midnighters and short film line-ups, set to screen when the festival runs in Austin, Texas, from March 7-15.

The Midnighters selections comprise eight world premieres and Us premiere and one film that previously screened at Sundance. Magnolia Pictures has acquired Us rights to one of the films, Stage Fright. See separate story.

The 113 shorts were chosen from a record 4,249 submissions, representing an increase of 19% over 2013.

Midnighters

All synopses provided by the festival. World premiere unless marked otherwise.

13 Sins (pictured), dir Daniel Stamm

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman

Among The Living (France), dirs Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

After horror favourites Inside and Livid, Maury and Bustillo »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SXSW Film announces 2014 Midnighters & Shorts

5 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced the titles which will screen as part of the Midnighters section, as well as the complete short film lineup.

The list includes 10 Midnighter titles (8 World Premieres, 1 U.S. premiere & 1 Sundance title), and 113 shorts, which were selected from a record 4,249 submissions, an overall increase of 19% over 2013. The Midnigther films are genre films centering on horror, gore, and sci-fi. Fans can check out the full list of accepted shorts at Swsw’s website.

“What an amazing year for genre film! We were blown away by the quality of work submitted and narrowing them down was no easy task, »

- Erin Strecker

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