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Frightfest 2017 Interview: ‘Psychopaths’ director Mickey Keating

18 August 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

In thes first of his FrightFest 2017 interviews today, host Stuart Wright talks to director Mickey Keating about his latest film Psychopaths, which has its European Premiere at this years Frightfest on Thursday August 24th.

The paths of multiple serial killers cross over one single, blood soaked night. Which psychopath will survive through to morning? Follow the soul of a recently executed serial killer as he descends back to earth and possesses his many followers beneath the full moon. There’s Alice, an escaped mental patient who thinks she’s living in the 1950s glamour world, Blondie, a beautiful seductress who lures men down into her suburban basement, the Midnight Strangler, first seen claiming a victim in a seedy hotel, and an enigmatic masked contract killer who stalks the city with his own deadly agenda.

The Horror Channel Frightfest takes place August 24th – 28th 2017 at both the Empire Cinema and Prince Charles »

- Phil Wheat

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Film News Roundup: Graham King Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount

16 August 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Graham King signs a first-look deal at Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn picks up horror film “Psychopaths.”

First-look Deal

Graham King, who won the best picture Oscar for 2006’s “The Departed,” has signed a three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures.

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Under the non-exclusive deal, King will develop and produce films through his Gk Films shingle. The company will relocate offices to the Paramount lot as part of the new deal. He previously produced “Rango,” “World War Z,” and “Hugo” for Paramount.

Paramount chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos said, “Graham not only has keen artistic and commercial tastes, but he also is one of the most prolific producers in this industry. It’s my pleasure to welcome him to our Paramount family and we all look forward to many successful collaborations for years to come.”

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- Dave McNary

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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'Psychopaths'

16 August 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Horror debuted in Tribeca; will open in January 2018.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up North American rights to Mickey Keating’s horror film Psychopaths.

The distributor plans to release the latest horror film from Glass Eye Pix in theatres, on demand, and across digital platforms in January 2018.

Psychopaths debuted in Tribeca and tells the interwoven stories of five serial killers who converge over the course of one night. Ashley Bell stars with James Landry Hebert, Mark Kassen, Angela Trimbur, Ivana Shein, Jeremy Gardner, Sam Zimmerman, and Glass Eye Pix founder Larry Fessenden.

“It’s the most visually stunning array of cinematic brutality I’ve ever seen,” Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, said.

“To work with Samuel Goldwyn Films is an honour like no other,” Keating said. “Their passion to bring bold and innovative films out into the world is unparalleled and I am truly thrilled to be working with them to terrify audiences everywhere soon.”

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Samuel Goldwyn Stalks Tribeca Horror Pic ‘Psychopaths’ For 2018 Bow

16 August 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Psychopaths, the horror pic from Glass Eye Pix written and directed by Mickey Keating. The film premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and now will get a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release in January 2018. The pic follows the paths of multiple serial killers as they cross on one single, blood-soaked night — including one with the soul of a recently executed serial killer as he descends back to Earth, an… »

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires Psychedelic Slasher ‘Psychopaths’

16 August 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Evil. Just Because. It was announced ahead of the FrightFest Film Festival that Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired Mickey Keating‘s sprawling, psychedelic ensemble piece Psychopaths (read our review) with plans to release in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD this coming January 2018. “Over the course of one excessively blood-soaked night, multiple serial killers’ paths cross, leaving […] »

- Brad Miska

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2017 Announces Us Premiere Screening of Greg McLean’s Jungle, Starring Daniel Radcliffe

4 August 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Miami's Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2017 has already announced an impressive slate of horror films for attendees to look forward to, and they recently added yet another exciting title that's a special treat for fans of Greg McLean and Daniel Radcliffe, as their new movie Jungle will make its Us premiere at the festival:

Press Release: Miami, Fl – Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Florida’s largest genre film event, will present the Us Premiere of Greg McLean’s (Wolf Creek, The Belko Experiment) gloriously gruesome and tense survival thriller, Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a special presentation on Wednesday, August 16, at Miami's landmark O Cinema Wynwood theater.

Based on a real-life story set in the early 1980s, Jungle centers on a backpacker (Daniel Radcliffe) and two friends who set off on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. But their dream trip soon turns into a wilderness nightmare from »

- Derek Anderson

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Psychopaths Shine on New One-Sheet

10 July 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Playing as part of FrightFest 2017is the new film from Mickey Keating, Psychopaths and we have a new one-sheet for ya! Dig it! Director: Mickey Keating. With: Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Angela Trimbur, Larry Fessenden, Mark Kassen. USA 2017.… Continue Reading →

The post Psychopaths Shine on New One-Sheet appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths Run Rampant

3 July 2017 12:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What’s this? More eye candy from FrightFest 2017? You betcha! On tap right now we have some fresh stills from the new film from Mickey Keating, Psychopaths! Dig ’em! Director: Mickey Keating. With: Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Angela Trimbur,… Continue Reading →

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- Steve Barton

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals its full line-up

30 June 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel FrightFest has today announced the full line-up for the 18th year of the world-renowned horror and fantasy film festival, which will run between August 24th and August 28th at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and features 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres.

The festivities will get underway with the global premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky [watch the trailer here], with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: to celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of Hatchet never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the stunning prequel to the terror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. »

- Gary Collinson

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FrightFest 2017 to open with 'Cult Of Chucky' starring Jennifer Tilly

30 June 2017 6:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Horror festival’s 18th edition to close with Tyler McIntyre’s Tragedy Girls.

FrightFest, the London-based horror festival, will mark its return to the Cineworld Leicester Square (formerly the Empire Leicester Square) with the global premiere of Cult Of Chucky.

Director Don Mancini will be in attendance on the opening night, along with stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, which takes place on August 24.

Other world premieres at this year’s festival include an unseen version of Adam Green’s Hatchet, as well as Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, their prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

FrightFest’s 18th edition runs until August 28 and will screen 64 films, including 20 world, 22 European and 18 UK premieres, across five screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.

This year’s festival will close with the UK premiere of Tyler McIntyre’s Tragedy Girls, starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand.

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- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Frightfest 2017 line-up announced – includes 64(!) films!

30 June 2017 6:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th  ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.

The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s criminally entertaining Cult of Chucky (pictured above), with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself. Mancini said today:

It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of Cult Of Chucky at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling Curse Of Chucky there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the »

- Phil Wheat

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival 2017’s First Wave of Programming Includes Another Wolfcop, Tragedy Girls & More

14 June 2017 3:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Zombies, werewolves, and serial killing social media stars will descend upon Miami this August for the third annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival. Taking place August 11th–17th, the Florida film fest's first wave of programming includes Another Wolfcop, Tragedy Girls, It Stains the Sands Red, Better Watch Out, and more.

Press Release: Miami, Fl – Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Florida’s largest and most respected genre film event, announces its first wave of programming for its third annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema, occurring August 11 through 17, 2017, at Miami's landmark O Cinema Wynwood theater.

"We're thrilled to bring the best in horror and genre filmmaking to South Florida audiences for our third annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival. We scoured the globe for the most audacious and spine-tingling films and this first wave selection just gives a small taste of all the exciting things to come,” said Igor Shteyrenberg & Marc Ferman, Co-Founders & Co-Directors of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival. »

- Derek Anderson

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Tribeca horror 'Psychopaths' scores world sales deal

8 May 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kaleidoscope nabs int’l rights; CAA to handle North America.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) has nabbed international rights to Tribeca premiere Psychopaths, which will get a market screening in Cannes.

The horror feature from writer- director Mickey Keating (Carnage Park) is set over a single blood soaked night, where the paths of multiple serial killers cross.

CAA will handle rights in North American.

The film stars Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Angela Trimbur (Trash Fire) and Jeff Daniel Philips (Westworld), and is produced by Will Frank, Cam McLellan and Allister Lewison. 

It is executive produced by Larry Fessenden of Glass Eye Pix (Stake Land).

The deal was closed by Kfd’s Michael Chapman and Spencer Pollard, with Glass Eye Pix and producer, Will Frank.

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment will handle the UK release.

Chapman commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with Mickey and Will, Psychopaths is a bold and daring genre piece which sits well within »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet: Mickey Keating and the Cast Talk Psychopaths (Exclusive)

30 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A group of deranged psychopaths are simultaneously being awoken over the course of one terrifying night, and are intent on wreaking havoc across the City of Angels. Horror auteur Mickey Keating powerfully redefines what it means to be a predator and victim in his latest movie, ‘Psychopaths,’ which had its World Premiere in the Midnight […]

The post 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet: Mickey Keating and the Cast Talk Psychopaths (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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‘Psychopaths’ Helmer Mickey Keating On His Altman-esque Approach To Horror — Tribeca Studio

26 April 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Residents of Los Angeles, beware—there may be some Psychopaths on the lose. So it is in the Tribeca-premiering feature from writer/director and horror master Mickey Keating, who has managed to bring five features to life while still in his twenties. Following Carnage Park, starring Ashley Bell—which premiered at Sundance last year—Keating’s latest entry follows a band of serial killers out for blood in the City of Angels on one truly terrifying night. “It's a very… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Psychopaths’

26 April 2017 7:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Devoid of characters or a story about which one might care, “Psychopaths” proves to be a fright-free pastiche without purpose — save, that is, for unimaginatively paying homage to a string of superior genre predecessors. As in his prior “Carnage Park,” writer-director Mickey Keating offers up a schizo nightmare that’s narratively splintered to pieces and rife with nods toward his favorite ’70s and ’80s horror movies. However, there’s so little substance or originality to this lurid, abstract affair that it comes off as simply a faded grindhouse collage. Even in the midnight-movie arena, its dull derivativeness will likely spell its doom.

An introductory video recording of death-row killer Starkweather (Larry Fessenden) ranting and raving about how his “children will inherit the Earth” sets the hysterical and nonsensical tone of “Psychopaths,” whose narrator (Jeff Daniel Phillips) informs us that Starkweather’s prophesy — namely, that his evil spirit will possess other »

- Nick Schager

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'Psychopaths': Film Review | Tribeca 2017

25 April 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toward the end of Mickey Keating’s latest horror film, the narrator apologizes “if the violence was too gratuitous and the story was too ambiguous.” It’s a kind enough gesture, really, even if it threatens to make the role of film critic superfluous. Nonetheless, it comes as too little, too late for Psychopaths, receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.  

Keating — a rising star in the indie horror film world thanks to such cult favorites as Carnage Park and Darling — goes for broke here. The pic doesn’t so much feature a narrative as a series of »

- Frank Scheck

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Tribeca 2017 Interview: Mickey Keating, Ashley Bell & Larry Fessenden Discuss Reteaming for Psychopaths

24 April 2017 5:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Psychopaths, the latest film from writer/director Mickey Keating, recently enjoyed its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Daily Dead had the chance to speak with Keating and Psychopaths co-stars Ashley Bell and Larry Fessenden, and the trio discussed reteaming for their latest collaboration (both Bell and Fessenden were in Keating’s previous genre effort, Carnage Park) and what fans can expect from Keating’s latest slice of horror-fueled fun.

For those who may miss out on Psychopaths during Tribeca, the film heads to The Overlook Film Festival later this week.

Great to speak with you today, guys, and I can’t wait to see the movie. So, Mickey, can you discuss what inspired you this time around? From what I've seen from the clips and different publicity materials, this feels like a complete 180 from Carnage Park and your other previous projects.

Mickey Keating: Yeah, what was kind »

- Heather Wixson

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Horror Highlights: Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest, Ghost Brothers, The Ranger, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Coolsay Too

21 April 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In today's Horror Highlights, we have an update and a video for Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest, as well as Ghost Brothers clips, The Ranger casting details, info on the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, and a new zombie-themed song on Coolzey and Soce the Elemental Wizard's new Ep, Coolsay Too.

Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest: "Are you more of a slasher fan, or would you prefer a paranormal thriller? Do you like blood and guts, or do the twists and turns of psychological horror keep you on the edge of the seat? Well, now’s the chance for you and genre fans everywhere to greenlight your next favorite horror flick.

Public voting for the “Clive Barker Presents: Reel Fear Horror Contest” from Project Greenlight Digital Studios and Shudder officially opens today!

Filmmakers have submitted one-to-three minute pitches for their original horror film concepts on projectgreenlight. »

- Derek Anderson

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12 Films We Can’t Wait to See at The Overlook Film Festival

20 April 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Oregon’s newest film festival offers up a world premiere and a whole lot of other goodies.‘Boys in the Trees’ features clowns on the bikes.

The Timberline Lodge located at Mt. Hood, Oregon is set to be home for The Overlook Film Festival — a brand-new horror film festival stuffed with 39 films (22 features and 17 shorts from 16 countries). Naturally this is the perfect setting for horror hounds to gather as the Timberline was famously used as the exterior setting in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, The Shining.

The festival is scheduled to kick off in a little over a week on April 27th (and run through the 30th) and we now know that the Opening Night Selection will be the world premiere of Stephanie, the new supernatural thriller from director Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse Productions. Stephanie was written by the dynamic duo of Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski and stars Frank Grillo, Anna Torv »

- Chris Coffel

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