Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mysterious Thriller Disappearance at Clifton Hill Pulls Back the Curtain this February 28th!

Tagline: "The Truth Can be Deceiving."

Disappearance at Clifton Hill is an upcoming thriller, from director Albert Shin (In Her Place). Shin's latest is a bit of a mystery thriller, involving a woman returning to her home town. Back in Niagara Falls, Abby must confront something from her childhood, an abduction of a young boy. IFC Midnight acquired this film, for distribution, late in 2019. Starring Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game), Hannah Gross (Joker) and a rare appearance by Canadian director David Cronenberg, this film will show in the U.S. and Canada this February 28th.

This film viewer has been interested in film taglines, of late. The tagline for Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a bit of a paradox: "the Truth Can be Deceiving." If truth is deceptive, then this tagline could not be trusted. Lies are deceiving and cannot be trusted. The truth is sometimes all that can be relied on in the world, but maybe not the film world.

With that tangent aside, Disappearance at Clifton Hill has played at several film festivals, throughout 2019. This title had an an appearance at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. Here, the film was nominated for "Best Canadian Feature Film." This title also had an appearance at the IndieScreen Awards. Now, Disappearance at Clifton Hill is set to show for a wider audience, next month.

In the U.S., the film will show through IFC Films. In Canada, Disappearance at Clifton Hill will be distributed by Elevation Pictures. Both outlets will bring the film to Digital platforms and a few screens on February 28th. Fans of thrillers or of film in general will want to see this release, if not only for one of Cronenberg's uncommon appearance in front of the camera. More details below.

Release Date: February 28th, 2020 (Digital, U.S. - Limited Theatrical).

Director: Albert Shin.

Writers: James Schultz, Albert Shin.

Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross, Marie-Josée Croze, Eric Johnson & David Cronenberg.

The official trailer for Disappearance at Clifton Hill (via IFC Films):

More details on the film: Disappearance at Clifton Hill at IFC Films

Radioflash (2019) is another release from IFC Films, which this viewer still hopes to see soon:

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Global Digital Releasing to Launch Eight Films in 2020: A Preview

Global Digital Releasing has plans to release at least eight films, throughout 2020. Some of their films will include: dramas, thriller and documentaries. As well, the subjects covered in some of their dramas will range from: love, self-discovery, killing your boss, friendship and the power of drugs. The documentaries will cover the world. These releases will focus on: living off the grid and religion. Global Digital Releasing is a film distribution company, which brings indie title to audiences across the globe. Their latest slate, of eight film is previewed below.

THE PAPER STORE (Drama) – Release Date - February 11th

A former college student writes essays for cash until a client becomes her lover and their plot is discovered by a Professor with his own agenda.

Official Trailer: The Official Trailer for The Paper Store


After surviving a bachelor party on the Vegas strip, Gavin, a recovered drug addict and former TV star and his childhood friends return to their hotel room. Gavin finds that his unresolved past with his friends and his "savior" girlfriend present much more of a threat to his sobriety than the strip did. The night escalates and Gavin and his friends must all face down their demons within the walls of the hotel room, with or without each other's help.

The Official Trailer: The Official Trailer for Two Ways to Go West

BURIED CAIN (Thriller/Drama) - TBA

Five childhood friends try to keep their love lives - and their past - from destroying their friendship as adults. Lies and secrets hold them together until Georgia returns home. Now they must ask themselves, how far will they go for love?

The Official Trailer: The Buried Cain Official Trailer

WONDERLUST (Documentary) - TBA

A documentary about people living off-the-grid in the desert next to a military bomb dropping site in order to avoid civilization. These individuals perceive themselves to be towing the line between freedom and anarchy.


On the same day Harvey gets fired from his job, he finds out that he only has one month left to live. Throwing caution to the wind, he and his friend Luke decide to take off on a crazy ride of law breaking, accidental kidnapping and self-discovery.

The Official Trailer: The Official Meant to Be Broken Trailer at Youtube

MADAGASIKARA (Documentary) - TBA

Madagasikara is the story of three resilient women fighting for the survival of their families and the education of their children against the overwhelming forces of domestic political instability, international political hypocrisy and the crushing poverty.

The Official Trailer: A Madagasikara Trailer at Vimeo


A 30-something year old woman hopelessly hung-up on her ex-boyfriend accidentally ends up at his house during his engagement party. Out to sabotage everything and win him back, Deany’s plan is hampered by the fact that she has the dead body of her abusive boss hidden in her car out front. Just as her strategy to win her ex back starts to work, the evening unravels and forces Deany to confront her own self-worth.

The Official Trailer: A Deany Bean Trailer at Youtube

SET FREE POSSE (Documentary) - TBA

Founded in Anaheim, California, in 1982 by the ever-controversial Pastor Phil Aguilar, Set Free Church was considered to be a cult by many. Meanwhile, thousands of bikers, addicts, homeless, and black sheep have experienced a life-changing faith by following Pastor Phil's passion to reach those who are down and out.

The Official Trailer: A Set Free Posse Trailer at Youtube

To learn more about Global Digital Releasing visit:

A Global Digital Releasing Homepage

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Russia's Invasion Brings More Terror to the Skies in this Trailer

Invasion is a Russian language title. A sequel to the 2017 film Attraction, Invasion follows up with an alien invasion. Taking place three years after the first film, this time a spaceship has crash landed in Chertanovo. As well, a woman has made contact with alien technology, making her a valuable part of Earth's resistance. Invasion has released in Russia this month. Recently, a Spanish language trailer has been released for this title and it can be found below.

The Chilean trailer has been dubbed in Spanish and offers Spanish subtitles (of course). Some of the dialogue mentions an "alien return," "help with our brothers," "first contact," and "a catastrophe which has effected the world." This film fan's Spanish is still improving and viewers will be able to make out many of the comments on their own. However, Invasion looks like a near direct sequel to the former film, with lots of characters from the original returning to this release.

There are no current plans to bring Invasion to North America. Though, this title is moving into other international territories, like: Italy and Germany. Fans of sci-fi thrillers will have to wait until the film makes a bigger splash in these territories, before the film moves to Canada, the U.S. and other countries. The latest details on Invasion are below.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk.

Writers: Oleg Malovichko, Andrey Zolotarev.

Cast: Konstantin Bogomolov, Yuriy Borisov, Sergey Garmash.

A Spanish language trailer for Invasion (via BF Distribution):

Sources: Invasion at Screen Anarchy

Invasion at Studio Art

Beyond Skyline (2017) is another alien invasion thriller and worth a watch (a Beyond Skyline Review on 28DLA:

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

An Evil Cupid Targets A Graduating Class in this Trailer (out Feb. 11th)

Tagline: "Everyone knows the legend of Cupid.. But do they know his dark side?"

Cupid is a horror film from director Scott Jeffrey (The Final Scream) and Proportion Productions. In the film, a practicing witch summons an evil Cupid, after she is harassed at school. Now, the mean girls have something to contend with this Valentine's Day! Jeffrey's latest film stars: Georgina Jane (The 12), Bao Tieu (Operation Cobra), Michael Owusu, Abi Casson Thompson and Sarah T. Cohen. Now, a newly released trailer is available ahead of the film's February release date.

The clip shows several young women at a private school. The cool kids pick on the wrong person. Soon, a hideous bird of love swoops in, to right several wrongs. When the bow and arrows come out, this graduating class is soon reduced to just a handful of students.

Uncork'd Entertainment will release the film on several formats. To show on Digital and DVD, Cupid will be available just before Valentine's Day, on February 11th. Fans of indie thrillers can find the latest on this production.

Release Date: February 11th, 2020 (Digital, DVD).

Director/writer: Scott Jeffrey.

Cast: Georgina Jane, Bao Tieu, Sarah T. Cohen.

The trailer for Cupid is here (via OC Trailers):

Source: Cupid at Horror Society

Director Jeffrey was also one of the filmmakers behind 2019's the Tooth Fairy:

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Viewers Can Hit the Gas Pedal with 47 Hours to Live this March 17th

Tagline: "Pass on the Curse within 47 Hours or Die!"

47 Hours to Live is set to release this March. The film's first trailer came out in September of last year. Since then, 47 Hours to Live has gone on to appear at several theatrical events, including one recently in Colorado. The film's story involves a killer app' and if you don't pass on this curse, in 47 Hours, then you will die. This indie horror title stars: Allie Marie Evans (Maximum Ride), Annie Hamilton, Alexandra Deberry and Tom Proctor. The latest release details on this title are available here.

The filmmakers, including some of the writers, have put out some of their thoughts on the current state of theatrical movies. They mention the declining box office returns: "the 2019 box office is down nine percent from last year (Film Bureau)." Fewer and fewer people are heading out to theatres, to consume movies. They also mention the reliance on Superhero movies, which push other titles out of theatres: "that’s a problem for the movie industry, often the large budget Hollywood tent-poles are increasingly eliminating market space for the smaller more diverse movie." Hollywood has a formula that it follows, making it difficult for other films (outside of the forumla) to find an audience. However, the folks behind 47 Hours to Live hope you will give their film a shot, in a couple of months.

4Digital Media will show 47 Hours to Live in both the United Kingdom and the United States. On March 17th, this film will be available in the U.S. Likely to show on both Digital and home entertainment formats, fans of indie horror films can check this one out in just a bit as director Patrick Johnson and this team of writers bring something different to the big and little screens.

Release Date: March 17, 2020 (TBA).

Director: Patrick Johnson.

Writers: Natalie Dickinson, Patrick Johnson, Scott J. Jones and Robert Swystun.

Cast: Natalie Dickinson, Jim Blumetti, Allie Marie Evans and Tom Proctor.

The official trailer for 47 Hours to Live:

The 47 Hours to Live Homepage: 47 Hours to Live at the Film Bureau

Source: 47 Hours to Live at 4Digital Media

Killer App (2017) is another horror film that focuses on a corrupt phone app':

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Say Your Prayers and Call for a Real Priest in this Preview for "Death Trap"

Tagline: "Say Your Prayers."

"Death Trap" is a short film from director Deandra Spinner. The film follows six friends, into the Florida Everglades. Here, on Halloween night, the friends encounter strange wildlife and an evil priest. Fun shifts into terror, within this short. As well, "Death Trap" stars: Bruce Klefstad ("Tears of a Clown"), Emma Butler ("Shift"), Laith Wallschleger, Mercedes Gutierrez, Nicholas Denmon, Dafni Sufra and Troy Brookins. Set to show in film festivals throughout the year, the film's film poster is available here, with a link to the trailer below.

For more on the story, the film is set in 1999. Taking place on one night, several friends hope for a night of mischief and debauchery. Things go bad when a storm movies in and people go missing in the darkness. Unfortunately, alligators prowl the nearby waterways and one missed step could be the end.

This is one of the first shorts from director Deandra Spinner. Currently in post-production, a premiere date is sure to come soon. Horror fans can check their local listings, to see if the film is coming their way soon.

Release Date: 2020 (Film Festivals).

Director: Deandra Spinner.

Writers: Jason Dale Rhodes, Deandra Spinner.

Cast: Bruce Klefstad, Emma Butler, Laith Wallschleger, Mercedes Gutierrez, Nicholas Denmon, Dafni Sufra and Troy Brookins.

The short film's trailer can be viewed here (rated Mature: for language): The Death Trap Trailer

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Zombi Child Practices Voodoo in New York City this January 13th

Zombi Child is title from French director Bertrand Bonello. Bonello's film goes back to the zombie roots, in Haiti. Here, a man was raised from the dead, in 1962 Haiti. Now, a young girl is experimenting with the dark arts, leading to a strange transformation. A bit more arthouse than most zombie films, Zombi Child is getting set for a U.S. wide theatrical launch, across the United States. The premiere begins later this month. The film's early, theatrical release details are hosted here.

The official synopsis mentions the initial zombie, Clairvius (Mackenson Bijou) and his ties to the land. Boarding school student Melissa (Wislanda Louimat) also has a dark connection to Clairvius. In the film, both characters are brought together once again through voodoo.

The first city to host theatrical screenings, in the U.S., is New York City (Jan. 13th). This theatrical presentation will be followed by others, in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Seattle and Forth Worth. This secondary theatrical launch will begin on January 24th. A full list of theatrical screenings is listed below.

Zombi Child focuses on the drama. Appearing as a bit of a slower film title, Zombi Child will reach audiences throughout the month of January!

Release Date: January 13th, 2020 (NYC, Limited Theatrical) & January 24th, 2020 (U.S., Limited Theatrical).

Director and writer: Bertrand Bonello.

Cast: Louise Labèque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort, Macenson Bijou, Adilé David, Ninon François, Mathilde Riu, Ginite Popote, Néhémy

Select Theatrical Dates:

1/24: Film at Lincoln Center (NYC)
1/24: Quad Cinema (NYC)
1/24: Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago)
1/31: Alamo Drafthouse (Brooklyn; weekend shows)
2/7-9: SIFF Film Center (Seattle)
2/21: Nuart (Los Angeles)
2/21: MFA Boston
2/28: Cosford Art Cinema (Miami)
2/28: O Cinema Miami Beach
2/28: Landmark Opera Plaza (San Francisco)
2/28: Landmark Shattuck Cinema (Berkeley, CA)
2/28: Cinema Salem (MA)
3/6: The Grand Berry (Ft. Worth, TX)
3/6: Gateway Film Center (Columbus, OH)

Zombi Child at Film Movement: Zombi Child Release Details at Film Movement

The original voodoo film, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988):

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Snatchers Wonders "What Happened in Mexico?" with this Clip

Warner Bros. has just released the horror comedy Snatchers. Currently on Digital platforms throughout the U.S., Snatchers is a strange film, in which one young woman becomes pregnant with an alien baby! Promoted as a blend of "Aliens meets Mean Girls," this title was picked as one of SXSW's "11 Best Movies of 2019." Created by Stephen Cedars and Benji Kleiman, this film centrally stars: Mary Nepi (Not Cool), Gabrielle Elyse, J.J Nolan, Austin Fryberger, Nick Gomez and Rich Fulcher. A new clip is available for Snatchers, titled "What Happened in Mexico?" right here.

The clip shows Sara (Nepi) struggling with her pregnancy and with her ex-boyfriend, Skylar (Fryberger). Skylar is unconcerned with Sara's predicament and when times get tough, Skylar hits the road. The clip is a funny one and well set-up.

Horror or comedy fans can see the film now, on Digital. Snatchers is available on most Digital platforms, including: Amazon, Apple TV, FandangoNow, the Playstation, Vudu and Xbox. In February, a DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack will be available, for collectors. All of the latest release details on Snatchers are out now.

Release Date: January 7th, 2019 (Digital) and February 18th, 2019 (DVD, Blu-ray).

Directors/writers: Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman.

Cast: Gabrielle Elyse, Mary Nepi, Mark Sande, JJ Nolan, Nick Gomez, Rich Fulcher, Austin Fryberger, Ashley Argota and Amy Landecker.

The latest clip for Snatchers - titled "What Happened in Mexico" (via Warner Bros.):

Snatchers at Warner Bros.: Snatchers' Digital Release Details (Platforms) at Warner Bros.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack is available for pre-orders:

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