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Night Visions 2017: Fall Fest Edition Led by The Shape Of Water, The Endless and Much More

A lovely lineup of 43 features has been lined up for the fall edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland, which will be held during the final week of November. The leading titles of the fall festival season, including Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water and Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's The Endless, are featured. Also notable are Finnish premieres of locally-produced films Teemu Nikki's Euthanizer and Marko Mäkilaakso's It Came from the Desert. Here are all the details in the full statement from the festival: Scandinavia's biggest genre film festival Night Visions unveiled today the full lineup of its fall 2017 edition, taking place in Helsinki, Finland from November 22nd to November 26th, 2017. The Official Selection of this...

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Sound From The Deep Trailer: Lovecraftian Terror Rises

Fans of H. P. Lovecraft have ample reason to rejoice these days. Even if Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness never got made, there’s no shortage of writers and directors dipping their toes in Lovecraftian waters. Just ask Jordan Peele and J. J. Abrams who are set to adapt Matt Ruff’s “Lovecraft Country” into an HBO anthology series. And if last year saw the premieres of The Void and An Eldritch Place, then this year Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s The Endless will descend upon the international film festival circuit as a very unique example of cosmic dread. Joining these ranks is Sound from the Deep, co-directed by Antti Laakso and Joonas Allonen. The Finnish short had its world premiere at Night Visions...

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Watch Chrzu's Wild Comedy Short The Contract Before Its Sequel Premieres

We are pleased to present the internet premiere of The Contract, a short comedy written and directed by Finnish filmmaker Chrzu. His short film Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom first caught our attention back in 2014 and he's been chipping away at making a feature version since then. But he's also been busy developing other projects. The Contract was made in 2015 and enjoyed its world premiere at the wonderful Morbido Film Festival in Mexico. It also won The Golden Lomax award at Monster Fest's Trasharama section last year in Australia. A sequel, The Consequence, is set to make its world premiere at the upcoming spring edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland on April 22. Before that happens, you...

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Night Visions Spring 2017 Lineup Includes Raw, Prevenge, Xx, Gary Sherman Retrospective, and Lots More

You may recall that our own Heather Buckley was fortunate enough to attend the fall 2016 edition of the Night Visions film fest in Finland, and with a lineup that includes over 30 features and a half-dozen short films (including… Continue Reading →

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Horror Highlights: Peter Capaldi to Attend Wizard World Minneapolis, Night Visions Film Fest, Jurassic Games, Home Education, The Alienators

The "Twelfth Doctor" Peter Capaldi will be in attendance at this year's Wizard World Minneapolis convention. Continue reading for more details on his appearance and the event itself. Also in today's Highlights: Night Visions Film Festival spring 2017 lineup, Jurassic Games production details, and trailers for Home Education and The Alienators.

Peter Capaldi to Appear at Wizard World Minneapolis: Press Release: "Minneapolis, March 30, 2017 – Peter Capaldi, who portrays the Twelfth and current iteration of "The Doctor" on the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who," will make his Wizard World debut next month when he attends Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 6-7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Capaldi will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive fan Q&A during the pop culture extravaganza.

Capaldi has appeared as the title character in the BBC program since being introduced in the 50th Anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" and the 2013 Christmas episode,
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Night Visions 2017: Killer Female Directors Lead Genre Fest Lineup with Prevenge, Raw, Xx and More

The superbly-curated Night Visions International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its spring edition, which is led by Prevenge, Raw and X in the "Killer Female Directors" section. The biggest genre festival in Scandinavia takes over the lovely city of Helsinki, Finland from April 19-23. The temperatures may be chilly this time of year -- I attended a couple of years ago and had to bundle up heavily! -- but the films should provide all the heat that is needed. In addition to the aforementioned trio, all highly-recommended and all making their Finnish debuts, Jonna Nilsson's Drip Drop, from Sweden, will screen; it's described as an original take on the monster in the house theme. Charlotte Brodthagen's Lau & Laudrup, from Denmark, is one...

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Jonas Arnby, Ulrika Bengts films selected for Nordic Genre Boost

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Jonas Arnby, Ulrika Bengts films selected for Nordic Genre Boost
Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has confirmed the seven genre film projects selected for its popular Nordic Genre Boost scheme.

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Selections include the second feature from When Animals Dream (pictured) director Jonas Arnby of Denmark; the third feature from Finnish director Ulrika Bengts (The Disciple) and the directorial debut feature of Swedish producer Olivier Guerpillon, whose producing credits include Sound of Noise.

A total of 61 projects applied for the third and final round of Nordic Genre Boost development support.

Each project receives a $24,000 (NOK200,00) development grant, and access to two residential workshops: one held in collaboration with Night Visions International Festival in Helsinki (April 5-9), and a second during New Nordic Films’ Co-Production and Finance Market in Haugesund (Aug 22-25).

Guest tutors at the workshops include Jinga FilmsJulian Richards, Xyz FilmsTodd Brown, Lindsay Peters
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Miguel Ferrer Has Passed Away

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A hard-working actor with over 100 screen credits to his name, actor Miguel Ferrer has sadly passed away at the age of 61.

Earlier today, Deadline reported the very sad news that Ferrer has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Since he began acting on screen in the early ’80s, Ferrer has lent his commanding presence as a performer to many TV series and films. Viewers know him as Dr. Garret Macy in Crossing Jordan, Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles, and FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks—a role he reprised in both Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the upcoming revival series on Showtime.

Ferrer was a familiar face to horror and sci-fi fans over the years, appearing in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, RoboCop, DeepStar Six, The Guardian, Night Visions, and several episodes of Tales From the Crypt.

He also helped bring life to several Stephen King adaptations,
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Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks

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Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks
Mexico’s renowned Morbido Fest is moving forward with its latest brand extension as brass prepare to launch the long-awaited pay-tv channel backed by Alex Garcia’s Ag Studios and have set their sights on reaching Us audiences by late 2017.

Morbido Fest CEO Pablo Guisa Koestinger and Mexican genre master Adrián Garciá Bogliano are in Buenos Aires at the Ventana Sur market to secure rights from producers to a raft of new and catalogue horror, fantasy and sci-fi content.

Scherzo Diabolico and Here Comes The Devil director Bogliano acts as general coordinator of the channel, which is scheduled to launch in Mexico in two weeks and in March as an app-based streaming platform throughout Latin America, excluding Brazil.

Speaking on Wednesday on a genre festival panel at the market’s Blood Window sidebar, Koestinger said all films will play in their original language with subtitles.

Morbido TV plans to include Brazilian content once it can afford to provide
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Blood Window: Garcia Bogliano’s ‘Black Circle,’ Monteoliva’s ‘Clementina,’ Portes’ ‘Belzebuth’ Make the Cut

Madrid — Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s anticipated “Svart Circle” (Black Circle), Jimena Monteoliva solo directorial debut “Clementina” and Emilio’s Portes’ “Belzebuth” feature in Blood Window’s 2016 Work in Progress, one of Latin America’s most important genre movie showcases.

Ventana Sur’s genre market, “Blood Window just doesn’t stop growing,” said Ventana Sur co-director Bernardo Bergeret.

Curated by Jose Luis Rebordinos, director of the San Sebastian Festival, this year’s Work In Progress is a case in point. Traditionally six, the number of titles, now rise to eight. In a further innovation, four of the Wip titles will be screened in 10-minute excerpts. That has practical considerations, allowing Blood Window to spread the net wider, accessing iconic or higher-quality titles some months off their first rough-cut.

But it is also a sign of the times.

“Latin America combines two unique narrative traditions,” Telefe film production head Axel Kuschevatsky writes
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Night Visions 2016: November Edition Beckons With High-rise, The Wailing, More

We hereby declare today Festival Announcement Day! The first wave of announcements from the November 2016 edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival has arrived, joining a bevy of other festivals making known their lineups in what could easily be described as a tidal wave of genre goodness. Night Vision is the biggest genre film fest in the Nordic region. It's celebrating its 20th anniversary, which is truly remarkable. I attended the spring edition last year, surrounded by rabid fans who were very open to anything new and fresh. This November's edition features Finnish premieres of titles that should look splendid on the screens of Kinopalatsi cinema, located in the heart of Helsinki, a most beautiful city. Here's the official verbiage: ----- From the...

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Haugesund: Scary Movies Get Showcase From Nordic Genre Boost

Launched last year by the Oslo-based Nordisk Film & TV Fund, which promotes and supports films from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on an annual $12.2 million budget, the Nordic Genre Boost will this year present seven new projects at New Nordic Films, the market of the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway, which runs Aug. 20-26.

At the same time, the first feature project presented at the 2015 Nordic Genre Boost in Helsinki will screen in the New Nordic Films program: Finnish director Taneli Mustonen’s ”Lake Bodom,”a horror film produced by Finland’s Don Films, Film Constellation, Post Control Helsinki, with Estonia’s Münchhausen Productions.

Scripted by Mustonen and Aleksi Hyvärinen, it tells the story of four teenagers who were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent at the lake in 1960. The unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, and in the present day,
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Adrian Garcia Bogliano Sets First Swedish Movie, ‘Black Circle’ (Exclusive)

Adrian Garcia Bogliano will direct “Svart Cirkel” (Black Circle), a Swedish-language supernatural thriller backed by Joshua Sobel’s L.A.-based F as well as Sweden’s Klubb Super 8 and Solid Ent., Mexico’s Salto de Fe Films, Tenebrae Enterprises from Finland and the U.K.’s Mondo Macabro.

Marking their first genre outing, Rickard Gramfors and his partner Bo Gramfors are producing “Black Circle! for Sweden’s Klubb Super 8, in association with Andrea Quiroz Hernandez, producer of Bogliano’s latest, “Scherzo Diabolico,” working out of her Mexican company Salto de Fe Films.

In the latest deal, struck at Cannes, Mikko Aromaa’s Finnish production company Tenebrae Enterprises has boarded the project as a co-producer. In addition, Aromaa’s Night Visions Distribution, a distribution label of Scandinavia’s biggest genre film festival Night Visions, releases in Finland.

“A Field in England’s” executive producer Pete Tombs and “The Greasy Strangler
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Nordic Genre Industry Days Kicks Off 2016 Edition

Last year I was present for the first edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland and this year our own Todd Brown is living it up behind closed doors. (Photo above: Jongsuk Thomas Nam, Todd Brown, Rodney Perkins, Sten Saluveer and Mikko Aromaa at the 2nd edition of the Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland.) To be more accurate than needed, I was in Helsinki to attend and report on the Night Visions International Film Festival, the largest genre film event in the Nordic region. It takes place concurrently with the Nordic Genre Industry Days event at the same location during the day. Here's the official description: "The two-day event focuses on upcoming genre cinema emerging from Scandinavia in the form of...

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Round-Up: Mezco’s Beetlejuice Plush Figure, Francesca, Funko’s Bioshock Dorbz

The lucky streak continues for The Ghostest with the Mostest. Get lost in the netherworld and escape man-eating sandworms with this Beetlejuice plush from Mezco Toyz. Also in this round-up: a new trailer for Luciano and Nicolás Onetti’s Francesca and details on Funko’s new BioShock Dorbz figures.

Beetlejuice Plush Figure: From Mezco Toyz: “From Tim Burton’s Oscar-winning film Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s leading bio-exorcist is back and he’s bringing the creepy and the crazy!

Beetlejuice stands 8″ tall and features his black and white striped suit and tangled mass of mossy green hair. His sardonic grimace reveals his trademark yellowed teeth. We’ve captured every detail of the rambunctious spookiness and transformed him into the cuddliest ghoul in purgatory.

Expected to Ship: Sep – Oct 2016 – $16.00.”

To learn more about Mezco’s Beetlejuice plush figure, visit:

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/beetlejuice-8-inch-plush

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Francesca: Press Release: “Unearthed Films has
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Seven projects to receive Nordic Genre Boost support

Seven projects to receive Nordic Genre Boost support
City State director Olaf de Fleur and Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken among those backed.Scroll down for the full list

Seven titles have been selected by the Nordisk Film & TV fund for the second round of its Nordic Genre Boost initiative.

Three sci-fi films, City State director Olaf de Fleur’s new project East By Eleven, Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Substitute and To Guard A Mountain director Izer Aliu’s Deep Down, have been picked.

Also on the list are Thordur Palsson’s debut feature psychological horror The Damned, Saara Saarela’s dystopian drama Memory Of Water, Hanna Bergholm’s horror-drama Birds Of A Feather and Tor Fruergaard’s animation Bente And The Mutant Scouts.

A total of 83 titles applied for the second round of the initiative, with the selected projects receiving a grant of $23.3k (Nok 200,000) for development support, access to two residential workshops with script tutoring, and assistance
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Night Visions 3015: Hell Up In Helsinki

Earlier this month I went to the future. I mean this somewhat literally, as my flight from Toronto to Helsinki, Finland put me 8 hours ahead, but also because I was attending the Night Visions Film Festival, a biannual celebration of genre cinema that endearingly dates its Halloween editions 1000 years into the future (there's also a June edition that sets its date in the 21st century). This tradition goes back to the festival's inauguration in the late 90s, when the late Mike Vraney and Lisa Petrucci visited Helsinki with a programme of Something Weird titles. Despite preceding the new millennium, the programme was billed as "Something Weird 2000," anecdotally because Vraney thought 2000 sounded so much cooler. Mikko Aromaa, the editor-in-chief of GoreHound, a...

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What We Become: Check Out The Poster For Bo Mikkelsen's Danish Horror Film

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest - from whence it traveled to both Sitges and London and will next be seen as part of the Scary Movies program at the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Los Cabos festival, Stockholm's Twilight Zone and Night Visions in Helsinki - the first poster has arrived for Bo Mikkelsen's Danish horror film What We Become.Designed by Toronto's Phantom City Creative it's a striking piece of work, I'd say. Check the artwork below - remember you can click to enlarge - as well as the links to additional coverage....

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George R.R. Martin Novella to Be Adapted for Cinemax

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George R.R. Martin Novella to Be Adapted for Cinemax
Before he penned sprawling, licentious, violent fantasy epics, George R. R. Martin penned slimmer but equally licentious and violent werewolf stories. The Skin Trade, his celebrated 1989 novella that predates his Song of Ice and Fire series, has now been optioned by HBO's sister channel Cinemax. (No word yet if Cinemax will work The Skin Trade into their Skinemax programming yet, but what a howl that would be.) The novella appears in the short-story anthology Dark Visions, also known as Night Visions 5, which also features stories by Stephen King and Dan Simmons and was later reissued as The Skin Trade after Martin's ascension to genre icon. The noirish novella concerns a private investigator and his friend, a collections agent who also happens to be a werewolf, as they investigate a series of grisly murders. Martin will not be writing or running the show, however, as he has a book to
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El Rey Network to Air Episodes of Freddy’S Nightmares, The Twilight Zone, Constantine & More

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Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network continues to cement itself as a go-to hub of genre entertainment. Today the channel announced that it has acquired the rights to air episodes of Freddy's Nightmares, The Twilight Zone, Night Visions, Constantine, and more:

Press Release: Austin, TX (October 1, 2015) - El Rey Network, the 24-hour English-language cable network founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, has finalized an acquisition deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to license the exclusive off-network cable rights for all episodes of the popular series, "Constantine," and "Almost Human," which will make their basic cable debuts beginning November 2015. Also under this multi-year agreement, El Rey Network will acquire several additional high-profile properties rolling out in 2015 and 2016. This includes the basic cable premiere of "Human Target," plus "V: The Series," "Mortal Kombat: Conquest," "Freddy's Nightmares," "The Twilight Zone," "V Miniseries" and "Night Visions."

"We are proud to have these extremely popular
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