Browsing: Frightfest

Better Noise Films (The Dirt, Sno Babies) have announced the North American premiere of their latest production, The Retaliators, at LA’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The rock and roll gorefest follows a broken pastor as unimaginable grief leads him to depths of depravity he never imagined. The Retaliators will screen as the Opening Night…

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Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired the horror films Slapface and The Advent Calendar which had their FrightFest premieres in London last month. Shudder will release the films exclusively in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The Advent Calendar from writer/director Patrick…

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As announced on Deadline in August, Shaked Berenson’s Entertainment Squad picked up the home invasion thriller MOTHERLY which had its world premiere at FrightFest in London this past August. MOTHERLY will be released under Entertainment Squad’s genre label, The Horror Collective, on November 16th. Log-line: A single mother is attacked by a vengeful couple…

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THE RETALIATORS **** USA 2021 Dir: Samuel Gonzalez Jr, Bridget Smith. 97 mins Precision-tooled to play like gangbusters at full capacity, suitably lubricated midnight horror festival screenings, this high-energy rock-video-styled festive splatter movie has been marketing its roster of musical guest stars, appearing both on screen and on the soundtrack.…

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DEMONIC * Canada 2021 Dir: Neill Blomkamp. 104 mins Writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s feature debut DISTRICT 9 (2009) showed immense promise unfulfilled by his bigger-budgeted (though not uninteresting) Hollywood follow-ups ELYSIUM and CHAPPIE. This oddly uncinematic, tedious venture into possession horror manages at least one remarkable achievement: it’s far worse than…

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