News Round-up Week Ending 15 April 2016

Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…

Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn Fashion Horror The Neon Demon Hits Online

The first trailer has launched online for the much anticipated Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) supermodel horror film The Neon Demon, and as you might expect from Refn, it looks fantastic.

When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Alongside Elle Fanning, The Neon Demon stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, and once again teams up director Nicolas Winding Refn with composer Cliff Martinez and editor Matthew Newman.

Dead By Dawn Festival Announce Headline Features

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Winner of UK Event of the year here on This is Horror, Dead by Dawn festival, returns to the Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Theatre this month and the highlights of the programme have just been announced. These will include a world premiere of forthcoming slash ‘em up K-Shop ­­­— the story of a British Kebab shop owner who decides to go on a rampage to purify his neighbourhood of the riff raff that he has to serve night after night, with both the director and producer in attendance. There will also be some screenings as a tribute to the late, great Wes Craven, along with a first Welsh language genre film and lots more besides. More information, including tickets and showing times can be found over at their site.

iPhone Gamers Can Now Fear the Walking Dead

Launched to coincide with the TV premiere last Sunday of season two of Fear the Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead: Dead Run has been released as a free download to iPhone users and pits the player against the undead hordes in a variety of backdrops from the TV series. Bloodshed and violence are sure to abound, with an armoury of more than forty weapons to fight off the zombie masses and from the looks of the official trailer the stylised monochromatic graphics and fast pace of the gameplay promise to add a few scares to your morning commute to work. You can download the app here.

Supernatural Entity ‘Feeds on Fear’ in The Bye Bye Man

In a story that is said to be inspired by true events, upcoming film The Bye Bye Man tells of a group of Wisconsin students discover a supernatural entity in a house who subsequently forces them to commit atrocities. Much of the detail of the plot is still a closely guarded secret, but a newly released teaser trailer hints at the kind of violence that might be in store.

The film is set for release in June from STX Entertainment and stars The Matrix’s Carrie Ann Moss alongside Douglas Smith of Terminator Genisys and others.

London’s Frightfest Moves to New Home with Preview Screening

London’s Frightfest horror and genre film festival has announced a move this year to the VUE Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush. To commemorate the move to their new home they will be having a free screening of new social media themed horror flick Friend Request. For more information and tickets, head over to the Frightfest homepage.

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