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Magnet Releasing Acquires Worldwide Rights to Roxanne Benjamin’s New Movie Body At Brighton Rock

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Following her well-received segments in the horror anthology films Southbound and Xx, Roxanne Benjamin is making her feature-length debut with Body at Brighton Rock, a new survival thriller that's been acquired by Magnet Releasing.

Body At Brighton Rock is expected to be released later this year, and we'll be sure to keep you updated when more news is announced. In the meantime, we have the official press release below with additional details:

Press Release: New York, NY (January 29, 2018) – Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to survival thriller Body At Brighton Rock from Soapbox Films and Protostar Pictures, based off an original screenplay by acclaimed writer and director Roxanne Benjamin (Xx, Southbound). The feature debut from Benjamin stars Karina Fontes as an inexperienced park ranger who must spend the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail.

Produced by Christopher Alender,
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Depraved: Larry Fessenden and Joe Swanberg Partner on Frankenstein Re-Imagining

Independent horror icon Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter), will direct a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein called Depraved from his own script. Depraved centers on Henry, a field surgeon suffering from Ptsd after combat in the Middle East, who creates a man out of body parts in a makeshift lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The creature he creates must navigate a strange new world and the rivalry between Henry and his conniving collaborator Polidori.  Depraved marks a partnership between Fessenden's long-running, production house Glass Eye Pix, which is responsible for launching the careers of many horror auteurs including Ti West (The House of the Devil) and Jim Mickle (Stake Land), and Forager Film Company, a film collective run by mumblecore legend Joe Swanberg (Drinking...

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Must Watch: Disturbing & Trippy Trailers for Like Me

From the producers of The House of the Devil and Compliance Rob Mockler's Like Me will hit select theaters in January and VOD in February courtesy of Kino Lorber.

I saw a bit about the film around the time of its SXSW screening, but ignored it until now after watching these two trailers and realizing how thoroughly they would appeal to the Qe crowd.

Synopsis:

After posting a video of herself robbing a convenience store, Kiya (Addison Timlin) amasses a huge social media following. A reckless loner, she seeks some form of genuine human connection.

Through her travels, she [Continued ...]
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First Look: The Nursery Scores Distribution from Uncork’d; See a Batch of New Stills

The Nursery is an independent horror movie inspired by fright flicks such as Halloween, Phantasm, and The House of the Devil; and today we have your first look at the film via new stills. Not only that, but we have word that the film has officially signed a distribution deal with Uncork’d Entertainment for both North American […]

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Entire Original Dark Shadows TV Series Now on Streaming Service from Mpi Media Group

Established fans and newcomers alike of Dark Shadows (1966–1971), gather 'round. Mpi Media Group has made the original series available to watch on its new streaming service which made its maiden voyage this past Halloween. Continue reading for full details on the service as well as exclusive subscriber goodies:

Press Release: Mpi Media Group, premier independent producer and distributor of films, TV series, and specialized programming, today announced a major new avenue for the company: a subscription streaming service of one of its crown jewels - Dark Shadows. The gothic TV series, which Mpi has distributed for decades on VHS and DVD, will be available for the first time in its entirety for unlimited streaming, beginning October 31, 2017.

The new streaming service will give fans access to the entire original series at www.darkshadows.tv, as well as exclusive bonus content and behind-the-scenes archival footage. Subscribers also will get a first look
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October Horrors 2017 Day 14 – The House of the Devil (2009)

The House of the Devil, 2009.

Directed by Ti West.

Starring Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig, Mary Wornov, and Tom Noonan.

Synopsis:

Cash-strapped college student Samantha responds to a job advert asking for a babysitter, hoping to use the earnings to help pay for her new apartment. However, when she arrives for the job, Samantha finds herself fighting for life in a series of bizarre and terrifying situations, all of which seem to be connected with a fabled lunar eclipse.

The 80s were great, weren’t they? Big hair, big music, big phones, big shoulders, big Reagan and big everything. And it seems that in recently we’ve all fallen in love with the decade once more thanks in part to the runaway success of Netflix’s 80s set supernatural drama Stranger Things (which I highly recommend).

So for today’s entry of October Horrors, we’re going back to the 80s,
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New Poster for Supernatural Horror Film Nails, Coming to Select Theaters & Digital Platforms from Dark Sky Films

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Dana lived through a brutal car accident, but the real horror was waiting for her in the hospital room in the form of a sinister spirit in the new horror film Nails, coming out in select theaters and VOD platforms this fall from Dark Sky Films, and we have a look at the new poster ahead of the movie's release.

Press Release: Recovering after a terrible accident, a woman is exposed to a dark and malevolent spirit who is intent on her destruction in the gripping horror film Nails, which will be released in select Us theaters and on digital platforms by Dark Sky Films on November 17, 2017. Nails will also have a special theatrical premiere at the historic Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on October 25, 2017.

Nails is the stunning directorial debut of Dennis Bartok, a screenwriter, author, journalist and film company executive. His edge-of-the-seat drama, co-written by Tom Abrams, centers on Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald,
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First Trailer For Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead’s Cult Horror ‘The Endless’

It’s been an amazingly exciting time for horror in the last few years. From “You’re Next” to “Get Out,” from “Kill List” to “The Wailing,” from “The House Of The Devil” to “Eyes Of My Mother,” from “The Witch” conquering the indie box office to “It” busting blocks, there’s been an impressive range of genre-breaking styles and ways to terrify you in theaters in the last few years, birthing all kinds of exciting filmmakers.

Continue reading First Trailer For Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead’s Cult Horror ‘The Endless’ at The Playlist.
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M.F.A. Acquired for Us Distribution by Dark Sky Films & Mpi Media Group

As scary as a cabin in the woods can be, one of the most disturbing backdrops for a film can be the college culture, where horrors that are all too real sometimes take place. Such is the case in Natalie Leite’s M.F.A., which made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival (read Heather's review here) and has now been acquired for Us distribution by Dark Sky Films.

Press Release: New York, NY (June 8, 2017) - Mpi Media Group announced today that it has acquired all rights in the U.S. to M.F.A., a critically acclaimed powerful thriller starring Francesca Eastwood in a stand out role. The film, from female director and female screenwriter, takes on the searing current issue of sexual violence on campus. M.F.A will be released domestically this fall under the company's Dark Sky Films banner.

The distribution agreement was negotiated by Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Mpi's
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Crippling sleep paralysis dwells in grim, new horror film “Dead Awake”

Crippling sleep paralysis dwells in grim, new horror film “Dead Awake”
From director Phillip Guzman, Dead Awake stars Jocelin Donahue (The House Of The Devil) as a social worker who gets lost in a dark situation when investigating several bizarre deaths – all of the victims have died from sleep paralysis. This case is not like any other, and the nightmarish happenings will prove that the sleep condition isn’t the only thing to […]
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Scary Staircase Crawl Featured in New Dead Awake Clip

Rendering its victims motionless, sleep paralysis is a seriously scary occurrence all on its own, but throw in a sinister supernatural entity such as the one in the new movie Dead Awake, and you really have a reason to add some more coffee grounds to your daily brew. Ahead of its May 12th release, Dead Awake is teased in an unsettling new clip featuring a staircase crawl that might remind you of The Exorcist or The Grudge.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones,
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Mpi Media Group and Dark Sky Films Acquire Distribution Rights to Bitch

Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Bitch has been acquired by Mpi Media Group and Dark Sky Films, with a Us release planned for later this year.

Press Release: New York (May 9, 2017) - Mpi Media Group announced today that it has acquired multi-territory rights to Bitch, a dark and unsettling dramedy from writer-director Marianna Palka, who also stars alongside Jason Ritter. The film, which premiered to critical raves at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, is one of the boldest in the growing body of work by new female directors. Mpi Media Group will be handling international territory sales of the film in Cannes and will release Bitch domestically under the company's Dark Sky Films banner later this year.

The distribution agreement was negotiated by Nicola Goelzhaeuser, VP of Digital and International Sales at Mpi along with Giles Edwards, Mpi's Head of Acquisitions and Development, Mpi Europe and

Peter Van Steemburg
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Horror Highlights: Comet TV’s May Viewing Guide, El Gigante: The Comic, Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl

Comet TV has plenty for horror, sci-fi, and fantasy fans to enjoy with their May lineup, including Jim Henson's Labyrinth. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have artwork and details on El Gigante: The Comic and streaming info for Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl, which is now available to watch on Shudder.

Comet TV May Viewing Guide: Press Release: "You Don’T Need A Subscription To Watch These Great Movies

They’Re Airing For Free On Comet!

Ray Harryhausen Films – Airing all Month

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Sunday May 7 at 11:30Am/10:30C

Friday May 12 at 4P/3C

Monday May 22 at 6P/5C

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Sunday May 7 at 1:30Pm/12:30C

Saturday May 27 at 10P/9C

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)

Sunday May 7 at 4P/3C

Friday May 26 at 10P/9C

Jason and The Argonauts (1963)

Sunday May 7 at 6P/5C

Friday May 12 at 6P
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Sleep Paralysis Strikes in the Bathtub in New Dead Awake Clip

Sleep paralysis can be scary on its own, but when you get it in the bathtub, it can also be lethal, as evidenced in a new clip from Dead Awake.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake stars Jocelin Donahue (The House Of The Devil), Lori Petty (Tank Girl, Point Break, Oitnb), Jesse Bradford (Bring It On,
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New Dead Awake Clip Features “Fatal Sleep Insomnia”

Taking a page from the playbook of Springwood teens haunted by Freddy Krueger, a patient in a new clip from Dead Awake is avoiding sleep, but he's managed to avoid slumber for over a year, and the psychological toll it's taken is unsettling to say the least.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake
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Re-enter The Void! The greatest 80s throwback horror movies you need to watch

Author: Sean Wilson

As if last year’s nostalgia-infused sensation Stranger Things didn’t make it clear enough, the world is currently going mad for all things eighties. Not the big hair or the shellsuits, mind – rather woozy synthpop, blood-rich neon and anything related to the heyday of creepy body horror.

With Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s splattery new gorefest The Void out now, one that gleefully mashes up loving homages to H.P. Lovecraft John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more, here are the essential throwback horror movies that you need to watch in preparation.

The House of the Devil

Writer/director Ti West is at the forefront of recent revival horror and this deliciously slow-burning spooker remains one of his best. Drawing on the ‘Satanic panic’ craze that swept America during the eighties, it’s the unbearably suspenseful story of a young woman (Jocelin Donahue) whose babysitting job at a creaking,
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The Love Witch review

Anna Biller painstakingly recreates the 60s with this tale of love and witchcraft in the present day, but is it worth a look?

At first glance, The Love Witch is the kind of film that’ll have you saying “well, they don’t make ‘em like this anymore!”

But that’s not entirely accurate.

Whether you’ve sat through Robert Rodriguez’s grindhouse-embracing Planet Terror, the inherently slow pace of late-70s horror in Ti West’s The House Of The Devil, the Trost Brothers’ vision of 80s gang dystopia in their little-seen 2011 effort The Fp, or even the B movie action-comedy short Kung Fury, chances are that in one respect you’ve seen a film exactly like The Love Witch in recent years.

Going all-in on a particular style of filmmaking, as the likes of Rodriguez and West have done before, and as Anna Biller (Viva) has done with The Love Witch,
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Giles Edwards earns Mpi Media Group stripes

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The executive flies into Berlin this week and has been named head of acquisitions and development, Europe.

Edwards joins Mpi Media Group after serving as head of acquisitions at Metrodome Distribution Ltd and as a distribution consultant in the UK.

He will play a key role in identifying and developing source material to feed Mpi’s expanding in-house production slate, as well as assessing films for acquisition.

Greg Newman, executive vice -president at Mpi, said: “We’ve enjoyed a very productive working relationship with Giles during his tenure with Metrodome.

“He is a talented executive and we are thrilled to have him bring his skills, taste and discernment to Mpi.”

Mpi’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Dark Sky Films, Mpi Home Entertainment and the Wpa Film Library.

Dark Sky Films is dedicated to elevated genre and its slate includes Ti West’s The House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers, Stake Land, Starry Eyes, Deathgasm
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FilmRise Acquires Distribution Rights to Dead Awake and 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

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FilmRise is shining a spotlight on sleep paralysis and movie posters, as they have announced that they have acquired North American distribution rights to Dead Awake, as well as worldwide distribution rights to the documentary 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters.

Starring Lori Petty and Jocelin Donahue, Dead Awake is slated for an early 2017 theatrical release from FilmRise, who are also scheduling a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release for Kevin Burke’s documentary 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters. For full details on both deals, we have the official press releases below.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – FilmRise is proud to announce it has acquired the North American rights to Dead Awake, the next film from the creator of the Final Destination franchise.

FilmRise acquired the film in a deal with Archstone Distribution during this month’s American Film Market. The distributor plans a theatrical release in the U.
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‘The Frontier’ Exclusive Clips: Oren Shai’s Debut Film Follows a Drifter, A Million Dollars In Stolen Cash and a Gang of Thieves

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‘The Frontier’ Exclusive Clips: Oren Shai’s Debut Film Follows a Drifter, A Million Dollars In Stolen Cash and a Gang of Thieves
This past October, Kino Lorber picked up the distribution rights to Oren Shai’s debut feature film “The Frontier,” a noir western about a drifter who starts working at a diner on the outskirts of Phoenix only to discover its inhabitants are all accomplices in a million-dollar heist. She soon plans to steal the cash for herself. The film stars Jocelin Donahue (“The House of the Devil”), Kelly Lynch (“Drugstore Cowboy”), Jim Beaver (“Deadwood”), Izabella Miko (“Step Up All In”), Jamie Harris (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”); Aj Bowen (“The Sacrament”), and Liam Aiken (“Ned Rifle”). Now, the film is available on VOD and digital platforms. Watch two exclusive clips from the film below.

Read More: ‘The Frontier’ Exclusive Trailer: A Female Drifter Hatches a Plan To Steal Stolen Cash From a Gang of Thieves

“With ‘The Frontier’ I wanted to capture the feeling of reading an old vintage paperback,
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