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Trailer for kidnap thriller Trunk starring Michael Madsen and William Baldwin

Five2One Films and Convergence Films have released a trailer for Trunk, a new kidnap thriller from director Benjamin Goalabre, which stars William Baldwin (Backdraft), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Cassie Howarth (Home and Away) and Ivan Gonzalez (The Divide). Check it out here, along with the official synopsis…

Eric wakes up tied and gagged in the trunk of a fast-moving car.

He discovers he’s not the only hostage: a young woman, Blake, is hidden in the back of the trunk. Neither Blake nor Eric have any recollection of their last hours. Using their cellphones, they are going to try and get some outside help. The 2 kidnappers, driving the car, finally contact them and tell them the situation is a losing battle for one of them: they will have to kill each other… The winner will have his or her life spared and it’s non-negotiable.

They find themselves
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Romola Garai to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Outside”

Garai in “The Hour”

Romola Garai is stepping behind the camera again. Best known for her roles in period dramas such as “Suffragette,” “The Hour,” and “Emma,” the actress is set to make her feature directorial debut with a horror pic, “Outside.” Deadline reports that Carla Juri (“Blade Runner 2049”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), and Alec Secareanu (“God’s Own Country”) have signed on to star.

Slated to go into production this fall, “Outside” follows a young refugee “traumatized by war who is brought to a dilapidated house in order to care for a woman and her dying mother. Falling in love with the younger woman, he begins to suspect she is enslaved to a demon and resolves to fight the creature and rescue the woman he loves … but all is not what it seems.”

Garai penned the script. The project will be introduced to buyers in Cannes, and deals
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Frightfest Glasgow: ‘Cold Skin’ Review: Dir. Xavier Gens (2018)

Cold Skin Review: After The Shape of Water, and with Aquaman out later in the year, it would seem that 2018 is the year of the amphibious people, Cold Skin being the latest entry.

Cold Skin review by Kat Hughes.

Cold Skin Review

Director Xavier Gen caught the attention of this writer back in 2011 with his bold apocalypse thriller, The Divide. Set within the confines of an apartment building, and starring Milo Ventlimiglia and Michael Biehn, The Divide was a dark study into the treacherousness of man and the need for self-preservation no matter the costs. Both themes are explored again, in a different context, in his latest film – Cold Skin.

Set at the turn of the 20th Century, 1914, the film joins a nameless man (David Oakes) as he arrives on a desolate island to begin his stint as the Weather Official. Upon arrival he finds his predecessor is dead and
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Lovecraftian ‘Cold Skin’

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Lovecraftian ‘Cold Skin’
One film we’re really looking forward to is Xavier Gens’ (The Divide, Frontiere(s), The Crucifixion) Cold Skin, which premiered at last year’s Sitges Film Festival and is screening at the ongoing Glasgow Film Festival. Ahead of the festival run, Samuel Goldwyn Films has secured the North American distribution with plans for a day-and-date release June 1, 2018, reports Deadline. Cold Skin takes place on […]
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New UK trailer for Xavier Gens’ horror ‘Cold Skin’

At the vanguard of French extreme cinema, director Xavier Gens made his name with Frontiere(s) and The Divide. Now he brings us Cold Skin, a stunning adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s acclaimed novel that’s part H.P. Lovecraft, part Joseph Conrad and stars David Oakes and Ray Stevenson.

On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man named Friend (David Oakes), poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the end of the earth. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway, Gruner (Ray Stevenson), who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. For the next twelve months his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, trees, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall
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R.I.P. Reg E. Cathey (1958 – 2018)

American actor Reg E. Cathey, known for his work on The Wire and House of Cards, has passed away aged 59 after a battle with cancer.

Cathey began his career in 1984 with an appearance in the TV movie A Doctor’s Story, and went on to appear in numerous TV shows such as Oz, The Wire, Grimm, The Divide, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Outcast.

The actor gained critical acclaim for his role as Freddy in Netflix’s House of Cards, receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in 2015 alongside further nominations in 2014 and 2016.

On the big screen, Cathey’s credits included parts in The Mask, Se7en, Tank Girl, American Psycho, The Machinist, and Fantastic Four. He also earned praise for his role as Red in a 2009. London theatrical production of The Shawshank Redemption.

The news of his passing was first reported by The Wire creator David Simon:

Reg Cathey,
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Trailer & Poster for Xavier Gens’ new horror ‘Cold Skin’

At the vanguard of French extreme cinema, director Xavier Gens made his name with Frontiere(s) and The Divide. Now he brings us Cold Skin, a stunning adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s acclaimed novel that’s part H.P. Lovecraft, part Joseph Conrad and stars David Oakes and Ray Stevenson.

On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man named Friend (David Oakes), poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the end of the earth. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway, Gruner (Ray Stevenson), who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. For the next twelve months his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, trees, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall
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Trailer For the Monster Film Cold Skin is a Lovecraftian Tale of Isolation and Madness

If you're a movie fan looking for something a little different than the kind of films Hollywood keeps pumping out, here's a crazy looking unique film that you might enjoy. It's a creature feature thriller called Cold Skin and it tells a Lovecraftian type tale of isolation and madness.

The film comes from director Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontiere(s), The Crucifixion) and it's an adaptation of the Albert Sanchez Piñol’s Spanish novel. The film has been in and out of development since 2009 and at one point 30 Days of Night director David Slade was attached.

The film is set on the edge of the Antarctic Circle a few years after World War I and this is the synopsis:

On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man, poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude
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New trailer for Xavier Gens’ sci-fi horror Cold Skin

A new trailer arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi horror Cold Skin. Based on Albert Sanchez Pino’s novel of the same name, the film is directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman, The Divide) and stars David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, and Aura Garrido; watch it here…

“On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then the night begins to fall…
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New Full-Length Trailer for Xavier Gens' Creature Feature 'Cold Skin'

"Demons from Atlantis..." Finally! A full-length trailer has arrived for a mysterious, chilly horror film titled Cold Skin, the latest creation from French filmmaker Xavier Gens (of Frontier(s) and The Divide). We posted a teaser trailer for this last summer, but haven't heard much from it ever since then, despite playing at a few film festivals. Set on a desolate island in the Antarctic Circle, the film tells of a man living there who discovers that at night the island is overrun by creatures. This trailer finally gives us a good look at them and they're quite chilling. The cast includes David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, and Aura Garrido as Aneris, who seems to be one of these creatures that one of the men falls in love with. I'm so glad they don't have to hide the blood in this trailer, makes a difference. I'm very curious about this film,
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‘Cold Skin’ Trailer Goes to War With Demons From Atlantis!

‘Cold Skin’ Trailer Goes to War With Demons From Atlantis!
One film we’re really looking forward to is Xavier Gens’ (The Divide, Frontiere(s), The Crucifixion) Cold Skin, which premiered at last year’s Sitges Film Festival and will soon screen at the Glasgow Film Festival this March. Cold Skin takes place on the edge of the Antartic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steamship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping […]
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Horror Channel Frightfest Announces 2018 Glasgow Line-Up

Each year during Glasgow Film Festival 2018 the Frightfest team carve up a portion of the festival to embrace the dark heart of cinema. Taking place this year on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March, Horror Channel Frightfest has lined up another killer roster featuring all the staples – ghosts, ghouls and gore.

Ghost Stories remains one of the scariest stage shows ever seen and on Thursday night FrightFest kicks off with a special screening of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s smash hit phenomenon. Paying homage to such classic Amicus horror anthologies as From Beyond the Grave and Ealing’s Dead of Night, this unforgettable screen adaptation terrifies in a whole new thrilling and chilling dimension. Both Nyman and Dyson will be attending. This is followed by the Scottish premiere of Brian O’Malley’s supernatural romance, The Lodgers, a masterful Irish set Gothic ghost story, starring Charlotte Vega and David Bradley.
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Horror Channel FrightFest announces Glasgow 2018 line-up

Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin

Horror Channel FrightFest have announced the line-up for this years Glasgow event – which includes a wide variety of films from across the globe, with films from ten countries, spanning four continents, reflecting the world-wide popularity of the genre.

Opening on Thursday night with Ghost Stories - which remains one of the scariest stage shows ever seen – FrightFest kicks off with a special screening of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s smash hit phenomenon. Starring Martin Freedman, Paul Whitehouse, as well as Nyman, this unforgettable screen adaptation terrifies in a whole new thrilling and chilling dimension. Jeremy and Andy will be attending. This is followed by the Scottish premiere of Brian O’Malley’s supernatural romance The Lodgers, a masterful Irish set Gothic ghost story, starring Charlotte Vega and David Bradley.

Friday’s line-up lunges into vampiric action with the UK premiere of Dragos Buliga’s The
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IFC Opens Effects-heavy ‘Devil’s Gate’ In January

IFC Opens Effects-heavy ‘Devil’s Gate’ In January
Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia (The Divide) and Amanda Schull of SyFy’s “12 Monkeys” will be seen in the sci-fi creature feature Devil’s Gate, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. A new trailer has been released that boasts a number of cool practical creature effects, mostly performed by the great Javier Botet (It, Mama, [Rec], The Conjuring 2, Alien: Covenant). […]
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‘The Crucifixion’ Possesses Home Video This December

‘The Crucifixion’ Possesses Home Video This December
One of my all-time favorite film festival experiences was seeing Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) twice at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was a blast from the past, an action-packed gore-fest that was inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Gens, who also helmed The Divide, is returning to horror with the thriller The Crucifixion, which was penned by The Conjuring writers […]
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Horror Channel FrightFest – Halloween Event Poster Round-Up

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme… In celebration of the event here’s brand-new posters for threee of the films airing today at the Empire Haymarket, London.

Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows, actor/filmmaker Craig Anderson puts everything on the line to make his first low budget slasher about an aborted foetus seeking revenge on its family. With money issues, union troubles, an angry Hollywood Scream Queen and even a circumcision to overcome, we follow Craig’s nail-biting rollercoaster production
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First wave of films announced for A Night of Horror & Fantastic Planet Festival(s)

Presented by Deadhouse Films, the 11th annual A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announce the first wave of programming for the 2017 event today. Both festivals will run concurrently at Dendy Cinemas Newtown, from November 29th to December 3rd 2017. Says programming director Dean Bertram:

The festivals’ programmers are delighted to announce a stunning array of frightening, bloody, and awe-inspiring cinema from around the world. This first wave is an international cinematic buffet. It includes the freshest and best of this season’s fantastic genre fare: incredible films from Australia, Europe, North and South America, and Africa.

The first eight feature films announced by the two festivals – all of which are Sydney, Australian, or international premieres – are below. More program details and guest announcements will be revealed at the end of the month when tickets also go on sale.

Bad Black (dir: Nabwana I.G.G.,
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‘The Crucifixion’ Clip: Listen When a Possessed Nun Asks to Be Left Alone [Exclusive]

‘The Crucifixion’ Clip: Listen When a Possessed Nun Asks to Be Left Alone [Exclusive]
Xavier Gens, director of the insanely gory French slasher Frontier(s), as well as the post-apocalyptic thriller The Divide, is returning to horror with the thriller The Crucifixion, which was penned by The Conjuring writers Chad and Carey Hayes. Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive clip from the film that will be releasing in theaters and On Demand platforms October 6, 2017, through Lionsgate. […]
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Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Creature Feature Hostile!

Bloody Disgusting have premiered the first trailer for Mathieu Turi's hotly anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller, Hostile!

The movie, produced by famed French extremist Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontier(s)) stars Brittany Ashworth (The Crucifixion), Gregory Fitoussi (World War Z, GI:joe) and Javier Botet (Rec, Crimson Peak).

Hostile has been raking in the accolades at festivals recently, winning a bunch of awards in [Continued ...]
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Demons Infest These ‘The Crucifixion’ Images [Exclusive]

Demons Infest These ‘The Crucifixion’ Images [Exclusive]
One of my all-time favorite film festival experiences was seeing Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) twice at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was a blast from the past, an action-packed gore-fest that was inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Gens, who also helmed The Divide, is returning to horror with the thriller The Crucifixion, which was penned by The Conjuring writers […]
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