Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Random Acts of Violence to Show on Shudder this August

Random Acts of Violence is an indie horror feature from director Jay Baruchel and writer Jesse Chabot. The film is slated for a Summer release on Digital and on Shudder. The film stars: Jesse Williams (The Cabin in the Woods), Jordana Brewster and Simon Northwood. Called a "labour of love" by Baruchel, this title focuses on a road trip and a crazed fan. To show later in July, the film's official poster and Red Band trailer are here.

Baruchel has talked about the script-writing process. He says of the script for Random Acts of Violence and the process of writing the script has taken close to seven years. Both writers are perfectionists and they took their time to"rebuild or script again and again." Focusing on the characters, horror fans can preview what Baruchel and Chabot have in store for them, this July 31st.

On July 31st, Random Acts of Violence will debut in Canadian theatres and on Digital platforms; Elevation Pictures will handle the launch. As well, this title will show on Shudder, in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, this August 21st. For now, viewers can preview the story with the Red Band trailer below.

Release Date: July 31st, 2020 (Digital, Theatres) and August 21st, 2020 (Shudder: US, UK). 

Director: Jay Baruchel. 

Writers: Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. 

Cast: Jesse Williams, Jordana Brewster and Simon Northwood.

 The film's official Red Band trailer (via Shudder): 

The comic on which the film is based:

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Monday, July 13, 2020

John Suits' Sci-fi Thriller Anti-Life Sets Sail in 2021!

Tagline: "We are Not Alone."

Anti-Life aka Breach is a sci-fi film from director John Suits (Breathing Room). Starring Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane, this feature focuses on a mechanic and an alien shapeshifting creature. The crew of a interstellar ship must band together, while the creature attacks everyone on-board. Developed by writers Edward Drake (Broil) and Corey Large, this feature will release in some territories, in 2021. An early movie poster and stills are available now.

The first film poster shows character Clay (Willis), forefront. The creature is not show. But, the tagline: "we are not alone" hints that something lies in the shadows. Very much sci-fi, this first graphic introduces characters and settings, ahead of its release.

Anti-Life will shows in the Netherlands in 2021. Other territories will announce their release dates shortly. For now, fans of action sci-fi thrillers can find the latest on Anti-Life here.

Release Date: January 28th, 2021 (Netherlands) and TBA.

Director: John Suits.

Writers: Edward Drake, Corey Large.

Cast: Cody Kearsley, Rachel Nichols, Thomas Jane and Bruce Willis.

*a trailer is coming soon.

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Another creature feature set in space - Pandorum (2008):

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Shudder Brings a Norwegian Tale - Lake of Death to Screens this Summer

Tagline: ‘There are some nightmares you never wake up from’

Lake of Death is a Norwegian set to show on Shudder. Filmed in Norwegian, the film involves a remote cabin and a curse within the water; plot details are limited. And, this film is from Nini Bull Robsahm (Manhunt), which stars: Patrick Walshe McBride (Backdraft 2), Ulric von der Esch, Iben Akerlie and Jonathan Harboe. Lake of Death will debut on Shudder this month, with more release details here.

The trailer shows friends, enjoying themselves. When the go swimming, one character almost drowns and regains consciousness with a dark mark. Now, everyone must discover what truly lies within the waters.

This title is possibly a remake of another film, from 1958 (MoviesandMania). Sourced from a 1942 novel, this latest adaption has been remade for a new generation.

Lake of Death will show this July 16th, on Shudder. To show in Ireland, the U.S. and Canada, other territories will have to wait a bit longer, to see the film. The trailer, for the feature, is below - with the official artwork also here.

Release Date: July 16th, 2020 (Shudder).

Director/writer: Nini Bull Robsahm.

Cast: Patrick Walshe McBride, Ulric von der Esch, Iben Akerlie.

The official trailer for Lake of Death (via Shudder):

Another mystery set in a remote locale - Lake Dead (2007):

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

The Honeymoon Phase Puts Passion to the Test this August 21st

Tagline: "Who Are You Married To?"

The Honeymoon Phase is a sci-fi thriller. From director Phillip G. Carroll Jr., the film takes part in a social experiment. Several couples are house in carefully controlled units as their perceptions of reality are challenged. The cast includes: Jim Schubin (Boardwalk Empire), Tara Westwood (The Grudge) and Chloe Carroll. A trailer has just been released and the U.S. release poster is here.

The graphic shows a series of identification cards. Some have been crossed out, while the latest two experimentees are forefront. Blindingly white, there are also signs of blood on one character's hands. This film poster puts two character's lives on the line.

Dark Sky Films will release The Honeymoon Phase this August. On August 21st, this title will show in theatres and on Digital platforms, where available. Fans of sci-fi can find more on the film below.

 Release Date: August 21st, 2020 (Limited Theatrical, Digital).

Director/writer: Phillip G. Carroll Jr.

Cast: Fran├žois Chau, Tara Westwood, Ione Butler.

The official trailer for The Honeymoon Phase (via Dark Sky Films):

More from Dark Sky Film - 1BR:

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

She Dies Tomorrow Focuses on the Inevitable this Summer

She Dies Tomorrow is a film from director Amy Seimetz (Pet Sematary). Focusing on anxieties that plague the modern world, this surreal thriller focuses on character Amy's (Kate Lyn Sheil) fear of death. Hosting a party, Amy shares her fears, leading to a night of chaos. She Dies Tomorrow stars Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Adam Wingard (V/H/S/2) and Josh Lucas. A trailer is available for the film and a film poster, ahead of the July 31st release.

The trailer shows Amy and her unwavering belief that she will die the next day. At a dinner party, Amy infects the guests with her doomed intuition. And, everyone must face their inevitable end, in this surreal look at death and aging.

She Dies Tomorrow will debut within several drive-in theatres, this July 31st. On August 7th, this title will show on Digital platforms, throughout the U.S. Self-funded by Seimetz, this complex film will surely bring the filmmakers original vision, to the screen, throughout the Summer.

Release Date: July 31st, 2020 (Drive-in Theatres) and August 7th, 2020 (Digital).

Director/writer: Amy Seimetz.

Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Josh Lucas, KenTucker Audley, Chris Messina, Adam Wingard and Michelle Rodriguez.

The official trailer for She Dies Tomorrow (via Neon):

Seimetz also starred in the Pet Sematary remake:

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Lukas Haas Stars in Psychological Thriller Browse: Release Details

Tagline: "Careful What You Search For..."

Browse is an upcoming psychological thriller. Focusing on the character Richard (Lukas Haas), this isolated man becomes unhinged after experimenting with online dating. Now, his life is taking a turn for the worse as his paranoia increases. Browse also stars Chloe Bridges (The Final Girls) and Sarah Rafferty. Releasing today, a preview of the film's Digital launch is available now.

The trailer, which was released in June, shows Richard and a growing obsession. He follows one woman, while ignoring all other elements in his life. Blending his online life with his real one, Richard can no longer tell fact from fiction.

FilmRise is showing this film on most Digital platforms, today. To debut across the United States, fans of thrillers or of suspense can rent Browse, now!

Release Date: July 7th, 2020 (Digital).

Director: Mike Testin.

Writer: Mario Carvalhal.

Cast: Lukas Haas, Chloe Bridges, Sarah Rafferty, Bodhi Elfman, and Jocelin Donahue.

The official trailer for Browse (via FilmRise):

Browse at FilmRise, with order details: Browse at FilmRise

Haas also starred in the horror thriller Dark Was the Night:

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Terror Films and PlayNow to Show Found Footage and Horror Titles on Fifty Channels

Terror Films and Playnow Media have partnered for a number of Digital, horror releases. Playnow operates over twenty online channels. Meanwhile, Terror Films has dozens and dozens of titles in their library. Together, they will bring several "found footage" styled features and other horror titles to several online channels.

Playnow owns and operates at least twenty channels across several platforms. Currently, Playnow is on: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android mobile, Google Play, and Chromecast. Playnow hopes to show films on over fifty plus VOD channels by the end of 2020.

Terror Films has already debuted two titles through Playnow. Adam Robitel's The Taking of Deborah Logan is already showing on Playnow's POV Horror Channel, along with Hell House LLC. Terror Films will continue to debut films through Playnow, with a release schedule available here.

*some of the channels Terror Films will show features on include: Wicked Horror TV, Trashy Horror Movies, Scifi Movie Channel, and Zombie Television.

To learn more about Terror Films, visit: TerrorFilms.net

To learn more about PlayNow Media, visit: PlayNowMedia.com

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Friday, July 03, 2020

Pandemic Thriller Before the Fire Walks Down a Lonely Road: First Poster

Early stills and story details were released for Before the Fire this past May. Now, a new poster is available here, along with a release date. Jenna Lyng Adams wrote this feature, with Charlie Buhler sitting in the director's chair. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Ava Boone returns to her hometown, only to find more dangers there. Before the Fire stars writer Adams, along with: Jackson Davis (Shameless), Ryan Vigilant (Lenox Avenue) and Charles Hubbell (Walking with the Enemy). The Before the Fire movie poster is here and so are more details on the August release date.

The poster shows actress Adams as Ava, Gun in hand. Ava is on the run from a dangerous virus. A helicopter flies overhead as Ava leaves behind civilization in favour of a more rural location. The graphic is a bit austere, with Before the Fire showing this August.

On August 14th, Dark Sky Films will show the film on Digital platforms. To show across the U.S. and in other territories, Before the Fire will bring a complex tale to the screen, for fans to enjoy. Check your online listings this August 14th!

Release Date: August 14th, 2020 (U.S., Digital).

Director: Charlie Buhler.

Writers: Jenna Lyng Adams.

Cast: Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant and Charles Hubbell.

The official release trailer for the film (via Dark Sky Films):

More details on the film can be found at Dark Sk Films: Before the Fire at Dark Sky Films 

Also from Dark Sky Films - 1BR (2020):

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