Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…
Dead by Dawn Festival Returns to Edinburgh in April
The international horror film festival, Dead by Dawn is returning to Filmhouse, Edinburgh this April 21-24. This will be the 23rd Edition of the acclaimed festival, and will showcase many classic, modern and new horror films.
This year’s film line up includes:
The UK Premiere of K-Shop, director Dan Pringle and producer Adam Merrifield in attendance.
UK Premiere of Der Bunker, director Nikias Chryssos in attendance.
UK Premiere of Joseph Wartnerchaney’s Decay.
UK Premiere of Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn.
UK Premiere of Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex.
UK Premiere of Danny Perez’ Antibirth starring Natasha Lyonne and Chloe Sevigny.
Scottish Premiere of Yr Ymasawiad aka The Passing, director Gareth Bryn and producer Ed Talfan in attendance.
Scottish Premiere of Sorgenfri aka What We Become.
Scottish Premiere of Astraea.
Scottish Premiere of The Corpse of Anna Fritz.
Green Room starring Patrick Stewart.
The Danish comedy drama Men & Chicken.
The Nest, a short film by David Cronenberg.
Jacob’s Ladder starring Tim Robbins.
A Wes Craven Double Bill: A New Nightmare and The Hills Have Eyes.
A late night 80’s double bill: From Beyond and Dead & Buried.
All films will screen in Cinema One at Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Dead by Dawn is a “THIS IS HORROR” Award Winner: UK EVENT OF THE YEAR
For tickets ans more information, visit the official website HERE.
Bloodsucking Bosses set for DVD May 16
Hailed as The Office meets Shaun of the Dead’, Bloodsucking Bosses is set for release on DVD on May 16, 2016. Originally called Bloodsucking Bastards, the film received note at the 2015 edition of Film 4 FrightFest.
Here’s the official synopsis: Evan (Fran Kanz–Cabin in the Woods) is in a rut. He’s over-worked in a soul-destroying sales job and he’s just been dumped his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick—The Social Network), who also happens to be his HR manager. To add insult to injury, his boss (Joel Murray—Mad Men) has just passed him over for promotion and parachuted in Max (Pedro Pascal—Narcos, Game of Thrones), Evan’s college nemesis. Soon after Max’s arrival, people begin acting strangely and the bodies start piling up, but Evan is initially too preoccupied with himself to notice. When he eventually catches on that Max is a bloodsucker in the very literal sense, he bands together his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern—Cabin Fever) and the remaining humans to rescue Amanda and save their careers from hitting an (un)dead end.
Kickstarter for Paperback Edition of Whispers from the Abyss Anthology 2
01Publishing have announced the launch of a Kickstarter to fuel their plans to release their hit ebook anthology, Whispers from the Abyss 2 in a special edition paperback. Featuring a virtual who’s who of modern horror, the Kickstarter for the paperback edition includes many incentives such as poster art, limited bookplates, and an opportunity to become a High Librarian of Pnakotus, Record Keeper Under the Great Sandy Desert. Once funded, the anthology should be available in print by August.
Edited by Kat Rocha, the table of contents include Laird Barron (The Imago Sequence), Cody Goodfellow (Spore), Greg Stolze (Delta Green), A.C. Wise (Future Lovecraft), John Palisano (Dust of the Dead), John C. Foster (Dead Men), Orrin Grey (Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green), Chad Fifer (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast), Konstantine Paradise (Coven), and many more.
The Kickstarter concludes on April 10, 2016. You can find out more and support the Kickstarter HERE.
Metrodome Announce The Forgotten for Home Entertainment May 2
Director Oliver Frampton’s (Life of Crime, The Great Fire) The Forgotten is to get its home entertainment release this May 2 from Metrodome. Starring Shaun Dingwall (Dr. Who), Clem Tibber (Robin Hood), Elarica Gallacher (Top Boy), and Lyndsey Marshal (Being Human), The Forgotten is about a father and soon forced to squat in an empty London council estate slated for demolition. Fourteen-year-old Tommy begins to hear strange noises coming from next door, while his unstable father Mark is injured and taken into the local hospital. Tommy befriends the street-smart Carmen, and together the try to figure out the source of the strange noises coming from the boarded up flat next door. Believing the noises are from his Mom calling out to him from beyond the grave, Tommy is completely unprepared for the truth that awaits him.
Dark Regions Press Announce Joshua Hoffine Photo Book
World renowned horror photographer Joshua Hoffine is releasing his first ever photo book through Dark Regions Press. Joshua’s complete collection of work, including many new and never-seen-before photos are included in the oversized photo book. Hoffine is an international photographer known for his work in Fangoria, The London Times, and has worked with Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Sony among others.
Readers can expect the book to also include new writings and commentary by the artist himself. Dark Regions Press will host a Kickstarter campaign in April to support the creation of this 12″x12″ full-color photo book, including campaign-exclusive rewards that will not be offered anywhere else.
Read more about the project on their website.
Anguish Coming to Cinemas Friday April 1 (UK)
Written and directed by Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, House at the End of the Street), Anguish has been set for an upcoming UK cinema release from Friday, April 1, 2016. Starring Ryan Simpkins (A Single Man, Revolutionary Road, Pride & Glory) as Tess, the story is about a teenage girl suffering from an identity disorder. Or is she? In the same town is Lucy (Amberly Gridley — Skins, The Blackout), who is around the same age as Tess. When the unlikely pair meet, it’s in a way that so few understand, and usually misinterpret. Also staring Annika Marks (The Sessions, Mona Lisa Smile) and Karina Logue (Argo, Minority Report, Zodiac).
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