From writer and director Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things, Pet Sematary), She Dies Tomorrow is a hallucinatory, neon-soaked nightmare about the end of the world.
After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy's (Kate Lyn Sheil, You're Next) carefully mended life begins to unravel. Following a visit from her initially pragmatic friend Jane (Jane Adams, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), it becomes clear that Amy's delusions of certain death have become contagious to those around her. Amy and her friends' lives begin to spiral out of control in a tantalising descent into madness.
An intelligent apocalyptic thriller dripping with existential dread, pitch black comedy and head-spinning visuals, She Dies Tomorrow was an Official Selection at SXSW 2020 and is produced by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (Spring, The Endless).
Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Josh Lucas (Le Mans 66), Chris Messina (Birds of Prey), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) and Adam Wingard (director, You're Next, The Guest). Written and directed by Amy Seimetz. Blue Finch Film Releasing presents She Dies Tomorrow on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download 28 August. Try the trailer at the link above.
[11 Aug 2020 at 11:11]
The Horror Crowd
Let's talk fear
Fear... the most primal of human emotions. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman... The Exorcist, Jaws, Alien. What made the creators of these films dream up the nightmares that kept us up at night? Were they as strange and twisted as their creations? And what about today's creators of horror? Who are the minds behind the macabre of present day?
A revealing, intimate documentary from veteran actor insider Ruben Pla, The Horror Crowd puts a spotlight on the dedicated nightmare-creators that form Hollywood's horror community.
Covering wide-ranging topics such as 'Being the Weird Kid', 'Women in Horror', 'Race Relations', 'The Dark Side' and 'Film Festivals', this fascinating insight into horror filmmaking and the movie industry features contributions from some of horror's most innovative and renowned creators such as Oren Peli (director, Parnanormal Activity), Russel Mulcahy (Highlander, Razorback), Lin Shaye (Insidious, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key, Escape Room), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II), Ernest R. Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, The Walking Dead).
The Horror Crowd is the directorial debut of veteran horror actor Ruben Pla (Insidious, Contracted). Produced by Ruben Pla and Arielle Brachfield, and co-produced by Hank Braxtan.
The Movie Partnership, in conjunction with TaTaTu, and producers Iervolino Entertainment, are delighted to announce the release of their latest title, Waiting For The Barbarians. Featuring a star studded cast including Academy Award Winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award Nominee Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson and Gana Bayarsaikhan, the film will be released on early EST from 7th September and then on VOD from 14th September.
The Magistrate, administrator of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the 'barbarians' and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations. The treatment of the 'barbarians' at the hands of the Colonel and the torture of a young 'barbarian' woman combine to lead the Magistrate to a crisis of conscience and a quixotic act of rebellion. Watch the trailer above.
[11 Aug 2020 at 10:57]
The Strangers on Blu-ray
Don't answer the door
Horrifying home-invasion The Strangers, the 2008 debut film from writer-director Bryan Bertino (Mockingbird, The Monster), stars Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings, The Leftovers) and Scott Speedman (Underworld, Animal Kingdom) as a couple terrorised by masked attackers. Garnering cult status since its release, The Strangers now arrives as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 28 September 2020.
After a proposal gone wrong at a friend's wedding, what should have been a romantic getaway for Kristen (Tyler) and James (Speedman) is disturbed by a 4am knock on the door and a terrifying invasion of their home by three strangers in disguise. Named for their nightmarish masks, Man in the Mask (Kip Weeks - Ragged Isle), Dollface (Gemma Ward - The Great Gatsby), and Pin-up Girl (Laura Margolis - Dirty Sexy Money), the twisted trio have brutality in mind and the couple are at their mercy, but who are they and what is their motive?
Kristen and James must fight to survive a night of psychological torment and bloodthirsty violence... who will make it out alive?
The hugely anticipated release features a host of brand-new special features, including an extended cut, deleted scenes and new interviews with Liv Tyler and Laura Margolis, director Bryan Bertino and editor Kevin Greutert (Titanic, The Saw Franchise). The set arrives complete with new artwork and poster, and a soft cover book with new essays by Anton Bitel and Mary Beth McAndrews plus stills and behind-the-scenes images.
Nigel Kneale's spine-tingling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel The Woman in Black creeps onto Blu-ray for the first time ever in this restored special edition, with an audio commentary from horror experts Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen), Kim Newman (author, Anno Dracula) and star Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories).
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin Gifford, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman's house, he soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black...
Atmospherically directed by BAFTA-nominated Herbert Wise and starring Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter franchise, Chernobyl) as the unfortunate young solicitor and Pauline Moran as the terrifying apparition, this unsettling drama remains a high watermark for ghost story adaptations on British television and still retains its significant potential to shock.
Unseen for decades, Nigel Kneale's chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel was first broadcast on ITV in 1989 and has been painstakingly-restored by Network's awardwinning in-house restoration team in high definition from original film elements for this longawaited release. The Woman in Black is available exclusively from the Network website from 10 August. Try the trailer at the link above.
UNIVERSAL are pleased to release the first official UK trailer and poster for acclaimed director Sally Potter's new film THE ROADS NOT TAKEN, featuring a remarkable cast including Javier Bardem (Skyfall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, No Country For Old Men), Elle Fanning (The Beguiled, Neon Demon, Maleficent), Salma Hayek (Tale of Tales, Frida, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Laura Linney (Ozark, Sully, Nocturnal Animals), opening in UK and Irish cinemas on 11 September 2020. Click the link to view.
THE ROADS NOT TAKEN follows 24 turbulent hours in the life of father and daughter Leo (Bardem) and Molly (Fanning) as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father's chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of two other parallel lives - a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores (Hayek) in Mexico a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks some uncomfortable truths...
Ladj Ly's explosive directorial debut Les Misérables will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 4 September. The film premiered in competition to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival winning the Jury Prize and has been nominated for a variety of awards including a Golden Globe and an Academy Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly's short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.
Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel Les Misérables. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life. View the trailer at the link.
Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE retraces the footsteps of one of its founding members at three different critical moments in his life. Torn between his biological family and the gang he now calls his own, Danny has to make a choice.
IN CINEMAS 4TH SEPTEMBER. Watch the trailer above.