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Dennis Bartok's debut feature, Nails, is set to have its world premiere next month at the Dublin International Film Festival and we have some exclusive images for this creepy looking film. Nails marks Bartok's first foray into directing after participating as a writer on several features and spending years involved with the American Cinematheque as a programmer and now the general manager, as well as working with independent distributor Cinelicious Pics. On board for the journey he has the The Descent star Shauna MacDonald as well as comedian Ross Noble among a great many other familiar names. The film's premiere news couples with the exclusive announcement that UK and Irish distrbution has been grabbed by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, who will offer Nails on VOD and...
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Last January marked ten years since Neil Marshall’s The Descent was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Over a decade after it was featured in the Park City at Midnight lineup, The Descent is almost universally considered a modern horror classic, which is unfortunate for yours truly because until recently, I’d never actually seen it. But after finally venturing into this cave, I am happy to say that this is one of those rare movies that completely lives up to the hype.
For those unfamiliar with the basics, The Descent follows six women as they go on a spelunking trip in the North Carolina stretch of the Appalachian Mountains. A year before, one of the group members, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald), lost both her husband and her daughter in a car accident, and her friend Juno (Natalie Mendoza) sees this as an opportunity to bond in the aftermath of the tragedy. »
- Bryan Christopher
2 items from 2017
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