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“Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem”, the spin-off of Spaniards’ David Munoz and Adrian Cardona’s “Fist of Jesus” was presented as a teaser to buyers by Films Boutique in Cannes after it acquired it during its presentation at the Marche’s Fantasia-Frontieres Platform.

Well, it’s not really Christian, nor is it Jewish. Nor could it be called heathen as it tells the story of Jesus accidently causing a Zombie apocalypse after he fails to resurrect Lazarus from the dead which then forces Jesus and Judas to battle the undead with the help of 11 mercenaries…or perhaps his apostles or posse? Produced by Spain’s Ek Degol, Corte y Confeccion, France’s To Be Continued and Netherlands’ House of Nether Horror, this has got to be “one of the craziest and funniest projects we ever read,” says Films Boutique CEO Jean-Christophe Simon.
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Jews in the News, Cannes

Resistance” the story of the famed mime Marcel Marceau and how he learned to mime in order to survive and to save the lives of Jewish orphans in World War II France, written and to be directed by “Hands of Stone” director Jonathan Jakubowicz and produced by Claudine Jakubowicz and Carlos Garcia de Paredes, will star the curly haired and fast talking Jesse Eisenberg who played Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film “The Social Network”. Baptiste Marceau, the oldest son of Marcel, has been closely involved in the research for this European coproduction that CAA is packaging and representing in Cannes. Marceau the artist of silence gave his first major performance to 3,000 American troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau

The producers of last year’s Norwegian hit, “The Wave”, have turned their attention to Marius Holst’s “Betrayed”, the story of the Norwegian Jews
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Genre Kings Weigh Their Market Options

Genre Kings Weigh Their Market Options
Catalan genre films come with high expectations this year, with movies from two heavyweight auteurs, Jaume Balagueró’s “Muse” and Rodrigo Cortés’ “Down a Dark Hall,” looking set to hit major festivals.

But while names such as J.A. Bayona, Balagueró and Paco Plaza are regarded with fanboy reverence, Catalonia’s genre film movement, which boasts “[Rec]” and “The Orphanage” among landmarks, is undergoing market mutation.

“Spanish thrillers keep selling, although the best sales are titles with high production values and political or social elements,” says Film Factory Ent. Vicente Canales, citing “Marshland.” For horror, the key is “to go theatrical, fleeing from the B-movies, which is a saturated sector.”

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Another key may now be language; major directors are shooting in English, opening projects up to international casts.

Filmax’s supernatural suspense thriller “Muse” stars Elliot Cowan, Ana Ularu and Franka Potente and
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Jesus and Judas to battle zombies in Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem

Variety is reporting that Films Boutique has acquired the international distribution rights to Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem, the feature debut of David Munoz and Adrian Cardona, the duo behind the short film Fist of Jesus.

The film “follows the adventures of Jesus and Judas in a world inhabited by zombies, demons, cowboys, Roman soldiers, mutants, post-apocalyptic punks and all kind of critters. After failing to resurrect Lazarus from the dead, a young Jesus accidentally creates a zombie apocalypse, which Jesus and Judas battle, recruiting 11 mercenaries.”

“Jerusalem is one of the craziest and funniest projects we ever read,” said Films Boutique CEO Jean-Christophe Simon. “Revisiting the story of Jesus, the film clearly shows cult potential and will please fans of both early Peter Jackson and Monty Python films.”

A teaser for the project is expected to debut at Cannes, while the film itself will go into production by the end of the year.
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Cannes: Films Boutique Blesses Bible-Based Zombie Pic ‘Once Upon a Time’ (Exclusive)

Berlin-based Films Boutique has acquired international rights to the Bible-inspired “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem,” the debut of Spaniards David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona. ”Jerusalem” marks a spin-off from Cardona and Muñoz’ multi-laureled “Fist of Jesus.”

The acquisition was made following the presentation of the proof of concept of the film, which screened as part of Saturday’s Fantasia-Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film.

Films Boutique will reveal a teaser promo in Cannes where it will start pre-selling the film.

“Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem” is produced by Spain’s Ek Degol, Corte y Confección, France’s To Be Continued and the Netherlands’ House of Nether Horror.

The movie follows the adventures of Jesus and Judas in a world inhabited by zombies, demons, cowboys, Roman soldiers, mutants, post-apocalyptic punks and all kind of critters.

After failing to resurrect Lazarus from the dead, a young Jesus accidentally creates a zombie apocalypse,
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‘Zombieworld’ Review

Stars: Jamie McDowell, Noé Blancafort, Bill Oberst Jr., Trevor Snarr, Marc Velasco, Zack Price, Lauren Brady, Jeff Newman | Directed by Adam Myette O’Brien, Adriàn Cardona, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Jared Marshall, Jesse Baget, Jonathan Brown, Luke Giudici, Paul Shrimpton, Peter Horn, Tomy Woodard, Vedran Marjanovic, Zach Ramelan

Recent years have seen a resurgance in the horror anthology, from the likes of V/H/S to The ABC’s of Death – both of which have inspired many a filmmaker to create their own anthology, to vary degrees of success. The latest to join the ranks is Zombieworld, a collection of 11 shorts, which was put together by Ruthless Pictures in association with horror website Dread Central. This film however has more in common with the “classic” 80s anthology film Groove Tube as TV newsreader Marvin Gloatt (played by the awesome Bill Oberst Jr.) – himself slowly turning into one of the undead
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Zombieworld DVD Review

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Zombieworld DVD Review
Title: Zombieworld Rlj Entertainment Director(s): Jesse Baget, Adrián Cardona, Rafa Dengrá, Luke Guidici,Phil Haine , Peter Horn, Jared Marshall, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Adam O’Brien , Zachary Ramelan, Paul Shrimpton, Vedran Marjanovic Wekster, Tommy Woodard Writer(s): Jonathan Brown , Stefania Moscato, Alex Chandon, Raven Cousens, Luke Guidici, Peter Horn, Jared Marshall, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Adam O’Brien, Zachary Ramelan, Paul Shrimpton, Graham Taylor, Tommy Woodard Cast: Jamie McDowell, Noé Blancafort, Bill Oberst Jr., Trevor Snarr, Marc Velasco, Zack Price, Lauren Brady, Jeff Newman Running time: 100 minutes, Not Rated (Language, violence) Available February 24th Zombieworld is film consisting of viginettes, each with a zombie theme. Zombie News (directed by Jesse [ Read More ]

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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

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Second European edition of genre co-production market to feature two extra spotlights in addition to its 17-strong line-up.

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its second European edition, taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival from April 9-11.

This year sees an expanded Frontières line-up which will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. In addition, it will include a Market Spotlight, featuring projects co-presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur and the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights, and a Seeking Director spotlight which will involved three projects in development.

The 17-strong Frontières line-up features the already-announced Érik Canuel’s On the Threshold (an English-language remake of Sur Le Seuil) alongside new projects from directors Alexandre O. Philippe, Casey Walker and John Harrison, and producers Carole Scotta and Andrew D. Corkin.

It also features Eugene Garcia’s Jessie’s Demons, the new project
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Global Showbiz Briefs Chinese Web Giant Youku Launches Heyi Film; eOne Acquires ‘Seed’ Producer Force Four; More

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Global Showbiz Briefs Chinese Web Giant Youku Launches Heyi Film; eOne Acquires ‘Seed’ Producer Force Four; More
Joining the growing trend of Chinese companies seeking out a role in the movie business, Internet giant Youku is launching Heyi Film. A wholly owned film production subsidiary, it will make films “to the tastes of the Chinese audience” and “improve film marketing and distribution,” Tech in Asia reported. Heyi is eyeing major theatrical releases and helping online talent branch out. Among the first projects are Bad Sister, starring Ivy Chen; Vacation In Paris, starring Amber Kuo and Louis Koo; and The Master, a co-production with Beijing Century Partner Culture and Media. There’s also a plan to transfer popular web series Yes Boss! and Miss Puff, Tia says. Alibaba is the most recent Chinese company to add film production to its portfolio. However, a red flag was raised over its $804M acquisition of ChinaVision Media Group when the company said it had discovered suspicious accounting and suspended its shares
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Fantastic Market unveils works-in-progress

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Fantastic Fest top brass have announced their work-in-progress selections and film previews for the second edition of the international genre co-production market, Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.

The market runs from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas, concurrent with Fantastic Fest from September 18-25.

“These work-in-progress selections represent a broad range of styles and subject matter,” said market director Rodney Perkins. “Although the films are very different, they share one thing in common: they are all the result of an intense original vision that is completely in sync with the mission of Fantastic Market.”

In addition to the work-in-progress screenings, Fantastic Market will also screen a selection of previews, clips and teasers of Latin American genre films in development and post-production.

The market has added an additional pitch project from Argentina called Remora.

The works-in-progress selections are:

Scherzo Diabolico (pictured, Mexico-usa), dir Adrian Garcia Bogliano;

Tres Escapularios (Three Scapulars) (Colombia), dir Felipe Aljure; and

Frondoso Edén Del Corazón (Splendorous
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Fantastic Fest 2014: 15 Projects Heading to the Fest's Latin American Genre Film Market

Fantastic Fest 2015 will include the second edition of the international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and this year 15 projects have been selected. Read on for the full list!

The Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico runs September 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. For more info on all of the below projects, visit FantasticFest.com/Projects.

Canana - the Mexican production outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz - is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of Mundial, Canana's sales joint venture with Im Global, is sourcing projects from the region.

"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," says market director Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely
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Fantastic Fest unveils market projects

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Fantastic Fest unveils market projects
Fantastic Fest has announced the 15 projects in the second edition of its international co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.

Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell run the market, set to take place from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas.

Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz’s Mexican company Canana co-produces the event with Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network.

Mundial vp Cristina Garza (pictured) is sourcing projects from the region.

“The public response to this year’s call for submissions was astounding,” said market director Perkins. “The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely pleased to present these filmmakers to the world.”

The projects are:

Invunche (Chile), Rodrigo Susarte;

The Gray Beyond (Chile-Japan), Alejandro Fernandez Almendreas;

Offspring (Colombia), Federico Durán;

Havana: Vampire Territory (Cuba), Carlos;

Lunik 3 (Mexico), Antonio Zavala Kugler;

The Shore (Mexico), Juan Felipe Orozco;

Rogue (Reo) (Brazil-Argentina), Emiliano Romero;

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Fist of Jesus Furiously Continues Punching!

If you've never seen the short film Fist of Jesus, believe us when we say you'll be thanking god once you do. The people behind it are looking to take their stellar short into feature film territory and right now we have a new video for Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem to dig on.

What is Fist of Jesus, you ask? Simply put, it's an outrageously bloody comedy feature about a Jesus (and a Judas) who kick butt in a steampunk world full of zombies, mutants, and sinners. In short... it's the good stuff!

Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz write and direct.

For more information check out the official Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem IndieGOGO page.

Synopsis

After wiping out an entire village whilst trying to raise Lazarus, Jesus decides to go to the Oracle of Delphos for advice. The witches reveal to him that he must go on a perilous journey.
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Fist of Jesus Punching Through to Feature Film Territory

If you've never seen the short film Fist of Jesus, believe us when we say you'll be thanking god once you do. The people behind it are looking to take their stellar short into feature film territory via Kickstarter with Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem.

What is Fist of Jesus, you ask? Simply put, it's an outrageously bloody comedy feature about a Jesus (and a Judas) who kick butt in a steampunk world full of zombies, mutants, and sinners. In short... it's the good stuff!

Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz write and direct.

For more information check out the official Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem Kickstarter page.

Synopsis

After wiping out an entire village whilst trying to raise Lazarus, Jesus decides to go to the Oracle of Delphos for advice. The witches reveal to him that he must go on a perilous journey. He recruits twelve ruthless mercenaries and sets off,
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Event Report: UK's Celluloid Screams 2013

On Friday, October 25th, we took a trip to Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to enjoy three days of premier horror programming at the Celluloid Screams film festival. Take a look in here for some of the fear-filled sights and sounds to come from the Sheffield Showroom Workstation this year.

Nestled next to Sheffield Hallam University, the Showroom Workstation cinema offers a haven for local film buffs, students and artists, and also sports one of the most impressively relaxed café bars of any film screening establishment we've been to thus far. Real ale on tap – kudos! Upon walking through the doors and approaching the box office, your attention was immediately drawn to the selection of severed body parts and cobwebs hanging at head height. This also extended to the bar and concessions stand, lending a nice kooky, spooky feeling to the weekend's events.

Pass holders for the festival also received a complimentary goodie bag on arrival,
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Telluride Horror Show Announces Final Wave of Film Programming and Special Guests

In just one week the fourth annual Telluride Horror Show kicks off in picturesque Telluride, Co, with Ben Ketai’s anticipated trapped-in-a-mine thriller Beneath rounding out the weekend.

Other films in the line-up include All Hallow’s Eve, a Halloween-based anthology that features the return of the demonic Art the Clown, who was first seen in the terrific short film Terrifier; Jesse T. Cook’s subversive and incredibly divisiveSeptic Man; and the World Premiere of Chemical Peel, directed by Grand Junction, Colorado, native Hank Braxtan.

Joining the fest will also be Guest Director Phil Tippett, who will be on hand to present a special sneak preview of Phil Tippett’s Mad God: Part 1, a surrealistic stop-motion nightmare featuring hundreds of detailed puppets. He will also present a special screening of his short film Mutantland.

For more info visit the official Telluride Horror Show website, "like" Telluride Horror Show on
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Telluride Horror Show reviews: Brutal Relax

To qualify as a 'short', a film must be longer than one minute and shorter than fifteen. Now, with the standard feature running at around 90 minutes long, one could be forgiven for wondering how a 15 minute presentation could produce the same quality, depth and enjoyment as its feature-length brethren. Well, as Brutal Relax shows, it's more than possible, delivering an outrageously entertaining experience for all.

The recent production of talented directors Adrián Cardona, Rafa Dengrá and David Muñoz, Brutal Relax follows Mr Olivares, a stressed individual in desperate need of a vacation. However, in a twist worthy of Shyamalan himself, our poor protagonist soon finds himself surrounded by a supernatural outbreak; one that threatens both his existence and, most importantly, his relaxation.

And yet, this Matt Lucas-esque character remains oblivious to the destruction around him, concerned more for the fading sound of his beloved cassette player. As the sound fades,
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Win Free Tix to An American Werewolf in London Screening in Chicago

Terror in the Aisles 9, the ass-kicking film festival held in the Portage Theater in the Jay Cutler-loving city of Chicago, Illinois, will be featuring arguably the greatest werewolf film of all time in its line-up this year, and guess what -- Doctor Gash has your chance to get some free passes for the event. Yeah, I love you guys!

To enter, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address and answer the following question in the message field: In what city did An American Werewolf in London take place? (Hint: this is not a trick question.) Oh, Btw, did I mention that the film's star, David Naughton, will be appearing in person at the screening? Nice, huh?

You've gotta move your butts, though, folks; we only have a grand total of three pairs of tix to give away so if you're reading this and want a pair,
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Sitges 2011: Winners Announced; Red State and Attack the Block Score Multiple Awards

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The 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we've seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith's Red State and Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, but several other films we've been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Here's the full breakdown from the fest, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Congratulations to all the winners!

Oficial FANTÀSTIC In-competition – Sitges 44

J. A. Bayona, Quim Casas, Lisa Marie, Ryoo Seung-Wan, Richard Stanley (judges)

Best Short Film (tie)

Dirty Silverwear by Steve Daniels

The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Best Production Design

Marc Thiébault for Livide (Alexandre Bustillo & Julian Maury)

Best Makeup FX

Steven Kostanski for The Divide (Xavier Gens)

Best Special Effects

Lluís Castells and Javier García for Eva (Kike Maíllo)

Best
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Tucker & Dale, The Tunnel lead Telluride Horror Show selections

About three weeks ago, I wrote an article announcing Shadowlocked's involvement in this year's Telluride Horror Show and my role as 'Master Host'. Some of you have been wondering what films will be on tap for those in attendance, and lemme tell ya, there are some real doozies. Whether their horror tastes lie with the moody and atmospheric or with over the top fountains of gore, fright fans will find that the Horror Show has something for everyone this year.

Back by popular demand is the extremely popular horror/comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, one of last year's Horror Show crown jewels returning for a repeat performance. Also on tap is The Tunnel, an Australian horror in the 'found footage' genre. Director Carlo Ledesma and producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey will be in attendance. Making their United States debuts are shoot-o-rama The Scarlet Worm and tournament-style gorefest Monster Brawl.
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