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“The Standoff At Sparrow Creek” Is A Claustrophobic And Compelling Mystery

Here’s a film where the term “they don’t make em like this anymore” really does apply. A largely single location independent drama with stylized dialogue and a less than politically correct edge? Mixing David Mamet with Quentin Tarantino would normally mean an indie with a wise ass streak and a modern sensibility. Here, with The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, what we have is something far more old fashioned than that. Essentially a whodunit, this flick offers up a compelling tale that keeps you wired in right up until the very end. With a single minded focus, it tells a razor sharp story about as well as it can be told, complete with a hell of an ending, to boot. A drama/mystery, the movie is literally a standoff. Gannon (James Badge Dale) is a former cop who lives in the woods and is a member of a local militia.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter Wage ‘An Acceptable Loss’; ‘The Heiresses’, ‘Adult Life Skills’ Bow – Specialty B.O. Preview

January continues its slow roll on the Specialty side this weekend with very few anticipated limited releases. IFC Films has the headliner of the weekend with political thriller An Acceptable Loss starring Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis. Chicago Fire director Joe Chappelle wrote and directed the title after finding inspiration from two documentaries by Errol Morris. Brooklyn-based Distrib Films believes it found an under-the-radar gem in last year’s Berlin Film Festival with The Heiresses, which took two Silver Bears at the event in the German capital.

Other openers this weekend include Screen Media’s 2016 Tribeca Nora Ephron prize-winner Adult Life Skills, as well as Freestyle Digital Media’s I Hate The Kids and Rlj Entertainment’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek.

An Acceptable Loss

Director-writer: Joe Chappelle

Cast: Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner

Distributor: IFC Films

Veteran TV director Joe Chappelle had the idea
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Watch: The Standoff At Sparrow Creek Writer/Director Henry Dunham on His Terrific Mystery Film

Writer/director Henry Dunham’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a terrific mystery film with a twist, about a militia group -- with such actors as James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler and Chris Mulkey as the diverse members -- that tries to discover over the course of one night, and in a single location, which one of its affiliates lost his mind, took a weapon from their warehouse and used it to kill several cops that were gathered at a funeral. The movie is finally arriving to theaters and Digital/On Demand this Friday, January 18, hence you can find my full 14-minute interview with Dunham in the video below. At last year’s Fantastic Fest, where his debut feature length film had its U.S. premiere, Dunham chimed...

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Interview: Actor James Badge Dale Talks The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

Arriving in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms this weekend is writer/director Henry Dunham’s taut and tension-filled thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. Starring James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Chris Mulkey, Gene Jones, Happy Anderson, Patrick Fischler, and Robert Aramayo, Dunham’s debut feature follows an ex-cop named Gannon (Dale), who joined a militia group after he gave up his career. Eager to put his law enforcement days behind him, Gannon is reluctantly tasked with figuring out which one of his fellow militia members are behind a shooting at a police funeral once it’s discovered that one of the men might have motives bigger than minding the interests of their controversial group.

Daily Dead recently spoke with Dale about his role in The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, and he discussed what initially drew him into the project, trusting his co-stars, and more. Look for the film
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Interview: Writer/Director Henry Dunham on The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

Arriving in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms this Friday is writer/director Henry Dunham’s taut and tension-filled thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. Starring James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Chris Mulkey, Gene Jones, Happy Anderson, Patrick Fischler, and Robert Aramayo, Dunham’s debut feature follows an ex-cop named Gannon (Dale), who joined a militia group after he gave up his career. Eager to put his law enforcement days behind him, Gannon is tasked with figuring out which one of his fellow militia members are behind a shooting at a police funeral once it’s discovered that one of the men might have motives bigger than minding the interests of their controversial group.

Daily Dead caught up with Dunham to discuss his approach to The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, and he discussed how his home state inspired the concept behind his first film project, the extensive preparations he
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Review: ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’ Shows the Monstrousness of Complicity

The film begins in total silence to the point where you wonder if something went wrong with the sound. The camera pans through still trees until finding Gannon (James Badge Dale) on the ground with rifle ready to take out the deer we can assume is somewhere out of frame. It’s only when we hear the pop of guns in the distance that we realize first-time writer/director Henry Dunham has been meticulously ensuring that we process exactly what he needs us to before heading towards the solitary locale we’ll spend the rest of The Standoff at Sparrow Creek‘s short yet tense 88-minute runtime. Having Gannon visible when those blasts go off is deliberate because there must be no question that he’s the one man we can implicitly trust.

Why? Because he’s soon to meet-up with the other members of his documented civilian militia inside
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Movie Review – The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, 2019.

Written and Directed by Henry Dunham.

Starring James Badge Dale, Happy Anderson, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Robert Aramayo, Gene Jones, Cotter Smith, Bret Porter, and Chris Mulkey.

Synopsis:

A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.

Two different suspects confess to committing a domestic act of terror that they didn’t actually carry out. It’s a testament to how well the debut feature-length film from writer and director Henry Dunham, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, draws its characters with more psychological depth than the rather routine alibis of each individual might let on.

Drawing inspiration from topical events, a quiet opening segment places audiences inside the isolated home of former cop turned militiaman Gannon overhearing gunshots and explosions off in the distance, subsequently being radioed into the tragic occurrence and called into the nearby armory the militiamen operate from. Essentially, a
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Fangoria and Lakeshore Records Team Up for Soundtrack Album Hollydoom

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The banner year of horror that was 2018 was highlighted by many celebratory occurrences both on and off the big screen, and chief among them was the return of Fangoria magazine via Cinestate. To celebrate the eagerly awaited return of Fangoria (and its ever-expanding involvement in the realms of book publishing and movie producing), Lakeshore Records has teamed up with Fangoria and an eclectic team of musicians to release the ’80s-esque soundtrack Hollydoom as an official audio companion to the long-running magazine.

Press Release: Dallas, TX January 4, 2019: Lakeshore Records has partnered with the iconic horror entertainment company Fangoria to celebrate the return of its legendary horror magazine by releasing Hollydoom, a soundtrack album full of classic favorites from John Carpenter, Binary Reptile, and Carpenter Brut, and new originals from Gunship, Power Glove, Mega Drive, and more.

The companies have enlisted some of the finest composers and musicians from horror’s past,
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Daily Dead’s 2019 Winter Horror Preview

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Happy almost 2019, dear readers! The holiday season is nearly over, but rather than let that get you down, why not indulge in some great horror movies coming our way over the next few months? Usually, the winter season of genre releases can be something of a mixed bag in terms of quality, but there some impressive projects coming out in the next few months that have me extremely excited as a horror fan. The two films that are my most anticipated are (of course) Us from Jordan Peele and Christopher Landon’s sequel Happy Death Day 2U, but I’m also very intrigued by what I’ve seen from films like Greta, Glass, Braid, Captive State, and Escape Room so far, and am really looking forward to seeing how those stories come together onscreen as well.

We also have a new sci-fi movie featuring Keanu Reeves getting released in the coming months,
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The Standoff At Sparrow Creek: Check Out A New Image From Henry Dunham's Acclaimed Thriller

Writer-director Henry Dunham has had a fantastic response to his debut feature The Standoff At Sparrow Creek since the taut thriller first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. And after a tidy festival run the public Us release is just around the corner with the film hitting limited theatrical and VOD release on January 18th from Rlj Entertainment, and we're happy to share a new image from the film with you! After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Knowing the police will be closing in on them, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in a remote lumber mill. There, he sets about a series of grueling...

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The Standoff At Sparrow Creek (2018) Movie Trailer: James Badge Dale Investigates a Militia After a Mass Shooting

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Trailer Henry Dunham‘s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) movie trailer stars James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Chris Mulkey, and Happy Anderson. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek‘s plot synopsis: “In the aftermath of a mass shooting, seven members of a militia convene within the chiaroscuro corridors of a lumberyard [...]

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Fangoria Launching New Audio Fiction Podcast The Narrow Caves on the Audioboom Originals Network

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Akin to the pre-television days when families gathered around the towering radios in their living rooms to listen to their favorite dramas, modern-day podcasts offer just as much storytelling immersion as their visual counterparts. In their first foray into the exciting world of podcasting, Cinestate's Fangoria is teaming up with Audioboom and Shudder to release a new eight-episode audio drama, The Narrow Caves, on December 20th, based on a script from S. Craig Zahler and featuring the voice talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Will Patton, Lili Simmons, and Wyatt Russell.

Press Release: New York, NY — December 14, 2018 — Fangoria, which was recently acquired by the Texas-based production company Cinestate, launches horror podcast The Narrow Caves as part of the Audioboom Originals Network. The podcast is sponsored by Shudder, the on-demand video subscription service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles owned and operated by AMC Networks.

Adapted from a script by award-winning novelist,
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James Badge Dale stars in trailer for The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

Ahead of its release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. The film marks the feature debut for writer-director Henry Dunham, and stars James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Chris Mulkey, Happy Anderson and Robert Aramayo; take a look below…

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Knowing the police will be closing in on them, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in a remote lumber mill. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is set for a theatrical, VOD and digital release on January 18th.

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Tension is Taught in The Standoff At Sparrow Creek [Trailer]

Writer/director Henry Dunham made a splash among critics and film fans alike earlier this year when his feature film debut The Standoff at Sparrow Creek made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie stars James Badge Dale as Gannon, a former cop who has joined a militia group. After a mass shooting at the funeral of a cop, Gannon realizes that someone from the group is responsible for the killings. Determined to find out who did it, he quarantines members of the group at an abandoned sawmill and begins a series of interrogations to root out the culprit.

The movie also co-stars Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Chris Mulkey, Happy Anderson and Robert Aramayo.

A good thriller is always a welcome sight and if the trailer is any indicat
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Shivers 2018 Review: The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

Writer-director Henry Dunham's thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek has met with controversy and criticism well before any footage was actually shown to an audience. Initially titled "Militia" and produced by Cinestate, the project had acquired a reputation for being either too right-wing or too insensitive. Some real-life incidents regarding real militia didn't help. Actors and casting agencies walked away, refusing to cooperate. Seeing the finished product makes you wonder what all the fuss was about, for The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is an intelligently made chamber-drama (it could easily have been a theater-play), in which several characters clash with each other while cooped-up together in a time of crisis. In the film, members of a private militia gather at a lumber mill after a...

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The Standoff At Sparrow Creek: Watch The Trailer For Henry Dunham's Thriller

Rlj Entertainment is releasing Henry Dunham's thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek into Us cinemas and On Demand and digital on January 18th, 2019. The trailer dropped earlier today. Have a look for yourself below.    After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon  finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes  that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off  a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon  quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling  interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him  over to the authorities to prevent further...

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‘The Standoff At Sparrow Creek’ Trailer: Tiff Standout Is A Tense, Suspenseful Mystery With Tarantino Flair

While everyone has been focused on awards season fervor, a few trailers of festival fare has slipped through the cracks. But that’s not the case with the Toronto International Film Festival selection “The Standoff At Sparrow Creek.”

The trailer is two full minutes of suspense that never really lets up. A take on the ‘whodunit’ sub-genre, the darkness of the frame gels with the story.

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Riveting First Trailer For an Ex-Cop Militia Thriller Called The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

I’ve got a trailer here that you’ve got to watch for a new thriller called The Standoff at Sparrow Creek. The movie premiered at Fantastic Fest and was met with a lot of positive buzz.

This first trailer for the movie is certainly riveting and quickly got my attention and held me in. The story centers on a group of militia members who fall into a state of paranoia and anxiety after one of their members goes and shoots up a police funeral. The thing is, no one knows who did it and someone is hiding something.

Here’s the official synopsis:

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Knowing the police will be closing in on them, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in a remote lumber mill. There,
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Here’s the First Trailer for Extremely Unnerving The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

Though it didn’t make my personal Top 10 list of horror movies that screened at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas (link below), The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a seriously compelling slow-burn that plays out like a combination of Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspect. And I’ve got to give credit where it’s […] The post Here’s the First Trailer for Extremely Unnerving The Standoff At Sparrow Creek appeared first on Dread Central.
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First Trailer for Major Fest Discovery 'The Standoff at Sparrow Creek'

"Do you have any idea what's going on out there?" Rlje has debuted the first trailer for one of this year's big discoveries, a contained thriller titled The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, the feature debut of Henry Dunham. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, then played to rave reviews at Fantastic Fest, earning some of the best buzz out of both fests as a major find. It's a deviously smart film about a group of men in a militia who meet in a warehouse after a shooting, only to discover that one of their guns is missing. They begin to accuse each other in an attempt to figure out who did it, and it gets even better as it goes on. This has been compared to Reservoir Dogs, but it's really something of its own and it's an incredible debut. Sparrow Creek stars James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler,
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