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Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh Star in Let Us Prey

Brit/Irish co-production 'Let Us Prey' has headed into post-production and will making a stop by tomorrow's American Film Market hosted in California. The new thriller marks the feature debut of director Brian O'Malley who helms from a script co-written by Rae Brunton (the 'Outpost' trilogy), David Cairns ('When Evil Calls') and Fiona Watson. 'Game of Thrones' actor Liam Cunningham and 'The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh (below) both star in the feature which sees a stranger (played by Cunningham) held in a police station only to use his hellish mind-bending influences over inmates and officers. Rachel (played by McIntosh), however, is the only one able to resist. Bryan Larkin, Niall Greig Fulton, Douglas Russell, Hanna Stanbridge, James McCreadie, Jonathan Watson and Brian Vernel also star....
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The UK Trailer, One-Sheet for Storage 24

While we await word on U.S. distribution, Storage 24 is poised to make its UK debut on June 29th.  In anticipation of this international premiere, we have the poster and trailer (which you'll find after the jump).

London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O'Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. 

Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out? 

Johannes Roberts (When Evil Calls) directs...

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Trailer Trash – Issue 2

Welcome to the first edition of Trailer Trash our (probably more often than) weekly series showcasing the latest trailer releases – after all, why not pack them all into one easy to watch feature than bombard you every five minutes with trailer after trailer? This “issue” we’ve got trailers for a diverse range of films, including The Angel’s Share, Storage 24, Magic Mike, Devil’s Carnival, Your Sister’s Sister, Chernobyl Diaries, High School and The Pact.

The Angel’s Share

From director Ken Loach, and scripted by regular collaborator Paul Laverty, The Angels’ Share introduces Robbie, an ex-offender and new father who embarks on an adventure with his new found friends to a whisky distillery and discovers that turning to drink might just change his life. Set in Scotland, and starring newcomer Paul Brannigan, The Angels’ Share is a bitter sweet comedy caper. The Angel’s Share hits UK cinemas on 1st June.
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Kacey Barnfield Unleashed On DVD This August In Syfy Horror Roadkill

Rhi Entertainment and Vivendi Entertainment will be releasing SyFy's 'Roadkill' (part of their Maneater Series) onto DVD from 16 August. More middle of nowhere horror ensues when an unsuspecting group of weekend partyers fall prey to an ancient creature. British director Johannes Roberts ('When Evil Calls', 'F') helms the project from a script penned by Rick Suvalle. It stars Stephen Rea ('The Reaping', 'Stuck'), sexy Brit Eliza Bennett ('F'), Colin Maher, Oliver James, Diarmuid Noyes, Ned Dennehy and Eve Macklin. The gorgeous Kacey Barnfield, of 'Lake Placid 3' and the upcoming horror flick 'Jabberwocky' fame also stars. Check out the plot synopsis and new DVD artwork below....
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Syfy Original Roadkill Wreaking Havoc on DVD August 16th

Roadkill, part of Syfy's fan-favorite "Maneater" series, hits DVD this coming August 16th from Rhi Entertainment and Vivendi Entertainment. Read on for a look at the cover art.

Roadkill (review here) revisits the well-used premise of a group of young people heading out for a weekend of fun and partying, only for it to go horribly wrong when they run afoul of backwoods locals. Eliza Bennet (Inkheart, Nanny McPhee), Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Lake Placid 3), and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, Citizen X, and Oscar nominated Best Actor for The Crying Game) star in this creature feature from director Johannes Roberts (When Evil Calls, Forest of the Damned) and writer Rick Suvalle ("V.I.P.").

Synopsis:

Kate and her brother, Joel, have gathered their five best friends for a scenic Rv road trip to their high school reunion. But their cross-country adventure is about to take an unexpected
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The Sexy Kacey Barnfield Gets Airdate For Her New Syfy Horror TV Movie Roadkill

The Irish-filmed 'Roadkill', a new Syfy TV movie, is set to air on the channel stateside on 23 April at 9:00pm. It stars the gorgeous Kacey Barnfield (below), whom we never get tired of featuring here at the Horror Asylum. Kacey is taking her acting career well into the genre, which we like, with already credits in 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' and the upcoming 'Jabberwocky' under her belt. This isn't her first Syfy TV movie either after having appeared topless and in all her naked glory in gator sequel 'Lake Placid 3' last year. British director Johannes Roberts ('When Evil Calls', 'F') helms the project from a script penned by Rick Suvalle. It stars Stephen Rea ('The Reaping', 'Stuck'), sexy Brit Eliza Bennett ('F'), Colin Maher, Oliver James, Diarmuid Noyes, Ned Dennehy and Eve Macklin. Check out the trailer below....
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Trailer and Airdate for Giant Gypsy Curse Killer Bird Flick Roadkill

It comes as no surprise that the trailer for Rhi Entertainment's Roadkill would quickly pop up online once Syfy announced the Stephen Rea-starring monster movie's April 23rd premiere date. More surprising is that this Syfy movie about hit & run, gypsy curses, and a giant bird of prey doesn't look too shabby.

Kate and her brother, Joel, have gathered their five best friends for a scenic Rv road trip to their high school reunion. But their cross-country adventure is about to take an unexpected turn for the worst when an ancient curse takes wing by way of a massive creature. It’s called the Simuroc, and this gigantic bird of prey has found the perfect, helpless quarry in Kate and company. Stranded in the backwoods of the predator’s territory, there’s little chance for escape.

I really don't think the title Roadkill suits a movie with a premise like that.
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FÁS Sti Host Producer's Guide to Transmedia

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FÁS Screen Training Ireland will welcome producers Nuno Bernardo (Aisling's Diary), Triona Campbell (Beat Generation Ireland) and Ben Grass (When Evil Calls) to host a course later this month entitled 'The Producer's Guide to Transmedia'. The Course will take place on November 25th and 26th. The two day course is open to producers with an interest in Transmedia and will look at how this new approach can bring extra revenues and empower producers to connect directly to audiences without the need for 'gatekeepers'.
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Johannes Roberts interview: F, horror, critics, British film, Sean Pertwee and more

In the run-up to the release of horror movie, F, we chat to writer and director Johannes Roberts about filmmaking, casting and the concept of Jaws in a school...

The first time Johannes Roberts name first came to my attention was several years ago, when the trailer for his film Forest Of The Damned, was sent to me by a friend under the email heading "Tom Savini vs. naked vampire chicks!", which, obviously, garnered interest.

Not long afterwards he happened to come to my place of work to talk to the students about low budget filmmaking, which is topical, as his latest film, F, is set in an educational establishment and inspired by his experiences of it.

The interview took place a few months ago, before F had been picked up for cinematic distribution, but which now marks his first big screen break. The fil, has since garnered a lot
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Exclusive: First look at Johannes Roberts' mysterious new hooligan horror "F"

Brit director Johannes Roberts made waves in the horror scene a few years back when he created the first Mobile phone series, When Evil Calls. Then in 2007, Roberts worked that series into an extended feature starring Sean Pertwee and Dominique Pinon, which was released by Lionsgate. What he has been working on recently has been a bit of mystery... until now.

His new film is simply titled F (as in the grade) and it looks to be the latest endeavor in Britain's recent wave of what I'm now coining as "hooligan horror" (see Eden Lake). We have received a small synopsis from Roberts, but I can't help but wonder if it will be a revenge movie where a humiliated teacher exacts some justice and hands out fails to all of his rowdy pupils. That would be sweet.

Synopsis:

F is a terrifying thriller about a group of teachers trapped in
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Endemol grows stake in Pure Grass

Endemol, the creator of Deal or No Deal and Big Brother, said Tuesday that its U.K. division had acquired a 40% stake in digital production company Pure Grass Films.

Founded in 2005 by Tom and Ben Grass, Pure Grass will release a 20-part horror series next month titled Beyond the Rave. The series is financed by Hammer Films and it will first be released April 17 on MySpaceTV before an international DVD release.

Before founding Pure Grass, managing director Ben Grass was director of Internet and mobile at Sony Pictures in London. He was responsible for that company's mobile group in Europe and worked on mobile content for movies including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Spider-Man 2.

Creative director Tom Grass wrote Beyond the Rave and created mobile games centered on Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Bad Boys II.

"Our digital strategy is simple," Endemol U.K. CEO Tim Hincks said. "We want to work with creative people who have brilliant ideas. Ben and Tom fit the bill perfectly."

Pure Grass also recently released When Evil Calls, a horror series made for mobile phones.

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