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Stateside Trailer for The Pack is Mighty Familiar

We in the Us finally have our own official trailer of Franck Richard's The Pack (La Meute), which will be hitting U.S. shores on September 27th. But if you've already seen the UK version, then you've pretty much seen everything this has to offer.

Shock Till You Drop was quick to jump on this one, citing little difference between the Us & UK versions. We've got them both for you below to match 'em up.

The Pack follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters a peculiar and
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More Images From The Pack Gather Around the Internet

Indomina has released some brand new imagery from Franck Richard's The Pack (La Meute), which will be hitting U.S. shores on September 27th, and we've got the goods for you right here!

The film stars Yolande Moreau, Emilie Dequenne, Eric Godon, Philippe Nahon, and Benjamin Biolay. Its synopsis follows:

The Pack follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters a peculiar and disturbed woman (Yolande Moreau) and discovers that her blood is being used to feed a “pack” of flesh-eating ghouls.

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Quarantine 2: Terminal and The Pack Get Home Video Release Dates

Mark your calendars, kids. Two flicks you've been waiting to get your hands on are finally on their way home, and we've got the scoop on when you'll be able to sink your claws into these digital goodies.

First up, Quarantine 2: Terminal (review here) has been granted a home video release date of August 2nd, 2011 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Synopsis

Quarantine 2: Terminal starts right after the events of the previous film at Lax, as passengers board a flight to Nashville. When a passenger becomes violently ill with a mysterious rabies-like virus, the plane makes an emergency landing at a large metropolitan airport. Jenny (Mercedes Masohn), a heroic yet inexperienced flight attendant, takes charge of the safety of her passengers.

Relieved when a swarm of heavily equipped emergency vehicles, police units and the Cdc arrive, Jenny and the passengers soon discover that they have been quarantined and are now trapped.
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La Meute/The Pack and Rising from the Abyss: A Movie Review

*here be some spoilers.

Director/writer: Franck Richard.

La Meute or The Pack attended Cannes 2010 and the film has also been to the Fantasia Film Festival, as well. This is director Franck Richard's first feature film and there are many of the film elements here that make French horror so unique. There are buckets of blood and gore, desolate farmlands and one young woman trying to escape a living nightmare. This is a pretty straight forward horror thriller, with one or two clever moments added in, from a clever cop, which creates much of the interesting conflict.

Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne) sets off on a driving adventure. Along the way she meets a group of bi-sexual bikers and a quiet hitchhiker. Remember horror fans, never pick up hitchhikers! This mysterious traveller disappears in to the washroom of La Spack's (Yolande Moreau) rundown diner. Then, Charlotte looks for her new friend,
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The Pack / La Meute (2010) Movie Trailer: Franck Richard

The Pack Trailer has premiered. Franck Richard‘s The Pack / La Meute (2010) Movie stars Yolande Moreau, Émilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay, Philippe Nahon, and Brice Fournier. The Pack‘s plot synopsis: “In the middle of a snowy no man’s land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, ‘The pack’, a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead… and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes… she’s next on the menu!”

This horror movie looks gloriously nuts. One question: What’s in that tube going into Charlotte (Émilie Dequenne)’s mouth?
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Trailer for French horror movie The Pack has bite

We've covered The Pack (La Meute) extensively on the site over the past year and have reviewed the film here and here, but we've never featured the film's trailer until now.

Synopsis:

In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, 'The pack', a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes... she's next on the menu!

Check out the trailer for Franck Richard's overdue horror movie, The Pack, after the break.

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Take a Bite Out of this United Kingdom Trailer for Franck Richard's The Pack

Indomina Releasing will be distributing Franck Richard's French language horror film The Pack theatrically in North America, but no specific date has been set. To help whet your appetites, a new United Kingdom trailer has become available for this demonic creature feature, which shows many of the sightless and sighted villains.

And this is not one family that you want to dine with, as seen by the clip. Because those invited to La Spack's abode will soon be the main meaty course. Have a look at the gory clip below, with Icon to release this title on DVD and Blu-Ray July 4th - exclusively in the United Kingdom. Hell awaits below.

The synopsis for The Pack aka La Meute:

"Alone on a road trip, Charlotte (Émilie Dequenne) stops at the side of an isolated side to pick up a hitchhiker, Max (Benjamin Biolay). But when the pair pulls
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The Pack (La Meute)'s UK DVD Trailer, Sleeve Art, and a Clip

Here in the Us we're still waiting for word from Indomina Releasing as to when they'll be putting out Franck Richard's The Pack (La Meute), but our friends across the pond in the UK will be able to see the flick this July 4th courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment, who has provided a new trailer, clip, and some totally badass artwork.

The film stars Yolande Moreau, Emilie Dequenne, Eric Godon, Philippe Nahon, and Benjamin Biolay. Its synopsis follows:

The Pack follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Film Distribution

With a half dozen titles in the sidebars, the Parisian Sales Agent Film Distribution folks are certainly going to be hosting several parties. At the top of the list they've got Bertrand Bonello's House of Tolerance. In the waiting, we find the co. pushing Brillante Mendoza's latest entitled Captured - a film that features a Croisette fixture in the popular Isabelle Huppert (see pic above). Here's a ton of stuff in Film Distribution's pipeline: House Of Tolerance (L'apollonide) by Bertrand Bonello - Completed The Slut by Hagar Ben Asher - Completed The Snows Of Kilimanjaro (Les Neiges Du Kilimanjaro) by Robert GUÉDIGUIAN - Completed 17 Girls (17 Filles) by Delphine Coulin - Completed A Burning Desire by Bernard Jeanjean - Completed A Cat In Paris (English Version) (Une Vie De Chat) by Alain Gagnol - Completed Breathing (Atmen) by Karl Markovics - Completed Duch, Master Of The Forges Of Hell
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Get Force Fed a New Image From The Pack

Here's a strange new image from Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack (La Meute) for you to dig upon while we wait for Indomina Releasing to release this puppy here in the States.

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes she's next on the menu.
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Bizarre New Look at French Creature Feature 'The Pack'

While I wasn't a huge fan, BC quite enjoyed Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack (La Meute). Acquired by Indomina Releasing for release later this year, inside we got our hands on a bizarre new image, along with the international poster. "Charlotte is alone on a road trip. On an isolated side road, she picks up Max, a hitchhiker, who disappears in the bathroom of a truck-stop restaurant a few miles later. Puzzled, Charlotte comes back at night to look for him but gets caught by La Spack, a singular woman in charge of an odd pack. Charlotte quickly realizes....she's next on the menu."
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New York City Horror Film Fest Winners

New York City Horror Film Fest Winners
The 9th annual New York City Horror Film Festival concluded last night, and the final order of business was the handing out of awards. The prizes wound up being widely distributed among the independent fright features shown over the five-day event.

The selections of the judges were as follows:

Best Feature: Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland’s YellowBrickRoad

Best Director: Stevan Mena, Bereavement

Best Actor: James Nesbitt, Outcast

Best Actress: Emilie Dequenne, The Pack (La Meute)

Best Screenplay: Franck Richard, The Pack (La Meute)

Best Cinematography: Marco Cappetta, Bereavement

Best FX: Jenn Rose, Kiss the Abyss

Best Short Film: Dennison Ramalho’s Ninjas

Audience Choice Award: Bill Palmer’s The Living Want Me Dead

Wizard World Award: Karni Baghdikian’s Written By

Congrats to all the winners; you can find more info on the festival at its website.
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Finally The Pack Finds Distribution in the States

After about a year on the festival circuit, which included quite the ruckus at Cannes, Franck Richard's debut feature The Pack (La Meute) has at last secured domestic distribution.

Indomina Releasing has acquired the film, but as of yet no release plans have been announced. Stay tuned for the wheres and the whens.

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality:
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Grimm Up North announces its 2010 lineup

The organisers of Grimm Up North, aka GrimmFest, Manchester’s premiere horror festival have today announced the line-up of films that will be showing as part of the 2010 event. A line up which includes a wide mix of horror from all around the globe!

Gala Opening Night

Thursday 28th October, The Dancehouse/Odder Bar

Festivities kick off with a special showing of the 1964 horror/sci-fi classic Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price – all set to live music from Animat. The electronica collective have been adding their audiological special sauce to movies for some time now, so we’ve invited them along to kick things off in spectacular style!

The North West premiere of new Irish horror Outcast follows – starring James Nesbitt (The Deep/Jekyll), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Therese Bradley (Young Adam) and James Cosmo (Highlander), this stylish psychological horror tells the story of a doomed romance between two
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Full Lineup for Grimm Up North 2010

After careful consideration and a lot of hard work, the Grimm Up North team have announced their full festival lineup for 2010. Festival passes are still available for only £75, and individual tickets for all the main screenings will be on sale starting October 1st.

A festival pass provides access to the whole lineup of films, seminars, features, events and more with the exception of the Gala Opening Night events, tickets for which will also be available to purchase separately soon.

Here are all the details on the event, which runs October 28-31 in Manchester, England:

The Gala Opening Night

Thursday 28th October, The Dancehouse/Odder Bar

We kick off with a special showing of the 1964 horror/sci-fi classic Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price - all set to live music from Animat. The electronica collective have been adding their audiological special sauce to movies for some time now, so we've
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Complete 2010 Sitges Lineup Announced!

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Sitges 2010:

Exorcisms, Vampires, Zombies, Martial Arts And Liters Of Blood At Sitges 2010

The 43rd Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, that will take place from 7 to 17 October, presents its lineup, with some films still to be confirmed, for the following sections:

Sitges 43 Official FANTÀSTIC Selection - In Competition

The official selection par excellence will be offering a lineup emphasizing a variety of nationalities (Bulgaria, Japan, France, Swede, Uruguay,...), the impact of new South American cinema, the rebirth of oriental cinema and the mixture of supernatural horror movies with exorcisms, vampires and mutants and everyday horror with real extreme violence.

13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, Japan)

14 Days With Victor (Román Parrado, Spain)

A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop (Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong)

Bedevilled (Jang Cheol-soo, South Korea)

Black Death (Christopher Smith, Germany)

La Casa Muda (Gustavo Hernández, Uruguay)

Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima,
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Sitges 2010 lineup announced. Genre fans cry with joy

If I had the holiday time left, I’d be booking a trip to España right about now. The 43rd annual Sitges kicks off on October 7th and their line up so far is impressive. Damned impressive.

In competition are Gregg Araki’s Kaboom (teaser, stills), Christopher Smith’s Black Death (review), Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports (trailer), Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber (clip) and Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins among many others. In competition in the Panorama section are another great set of films including Shion Sono’s Cold Fish (trailer), Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage (trailer), Jim Mickle’s Stake Land (trailer) and Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film (review).

If those titles aren’t enough, there’s loads more including Rob Stefaniuk’s vampire musical road trip film Suck (review, trailer), James Wan’s Insidious (clip), Adam Green’s Frozen (trailer), Black Lightning (trailer), Super (clip), The Vanishing on 7th
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Film4 FrightFest 2010: Day Four – The Pack, Short Films, We Are What We Are, Damned by Dawn, Buried and The Loved Ones

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Day four of Frightfest began with the very disappointing French horror The Pack. You can find my review of the film here.

Following The Pack and the ‘Quiz from Hell’ by Andy Nyman, Frightfest audiences were treated to a selection of Short Films from around the world. You can see the full list of shorts over at the Frightfest website. My favourites were:

The Rise of the Appliances (Rob Sprackling) - A comedy horror in which household appliances rise up and take over the world. The short was really funny in places. Not all the jokes landed successfully but when they did they were great.

Dead Hungry (William Bridges) – Why doesn’t anyone care about how hard it must be living as a zombie and trying to find food. Dead Hungry cares. Focusing on just one of the zombies in the middle of a generic zombie film Bridges takes a
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Fantasia Audiences Award A Serbian Film, IP Man 2, Summer Wars and Symbol

You might have noticed the coverage of this years ultra-sized Fantasia film festival in the Reviews and Interviews column of the site from a number of contributors taking in the festival:  Mack, Shelagh, Peter, Todd, and myself, as well as a plethora of other Twitch writers hither and yon.  Covering a festival of this size is a massive undertaking and I hope you enjoyed all the updates, interviews, and reviews.  Rest assured there are still a few more to come.  As Fantasia winds down with a screening of Metropolis Extended Edition and full orchestra, it seems to have been a raging success this year across the board.  The festival announced its Jury and Audience awards, and they are below.  It seems that the Subversive Serbia sidebar was a big hit, with controversial A Serbian Film getting one of the big audience awards.

Montreal, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - As the 14th edition
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A Pack of Images from The Pack (La Meute)

Nearly a dozen new images have surfaced online for Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack; yet, still we don't get a single glimpse of any creature action. Even so you can definitely tell strange things are ... ummm ... "a foot"!

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere,
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