Vampire Film ‘Second Sunrise’ a Franchise Starter?

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:03

The Romero Company has acquired movie rights to Navajo vampire story Second Sunrise with Eddie Spears (pictured in “Hell on Wheels”), Sage Galesi, Balthazar Getty (“Brothers & Sisters”) and A. Martinez starring, reports Variety.

The story, set in New Mexico, brings a Navajo vampire and a no-nonsense FBI agent together to battle shapeshifters and stop a power-mad Nazi.

Joanelle Romero will direct from a script by Carolyn Dunn and E.C. Galesi. She will produce for Red Nation Films along with Rosemary Parks (“Thirteen”).

Second Sunrise is being developed as a franchise starter, based on the first of four novels in the Lee Nez series, written by David and Aimee Thurlo. “Pale Death,” “Blood Retribution” and “Surrogate Evil” are the other books.

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5 Awesome Demon Films Selected By ‘The Possession of Michael King’s’ Director

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:00

Anchor Bay Films’ supernatural thriller The Possession of Michael King, another found-footage horror, is set to release in limited theaters August 22 with an iTunes, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray release set for August 26.

From Gold Circle Films (White Noise, The Haunting In Connecticut), Bloody Disgusting caught up with director David Jung who shared his favorite demon-themed horror films!

The Exorcist, William Friedkin, 1973

“Probably on the top or near the top of everyone’s list. The Exorcist remains the quintessential possession movie that all the others stand up against. Friedkin pulled off so many things that had never been done before. He actually piped in air conditioners and freezer units to cool the set so that you could see the actor’s chilly breath. Groundbreaking makeup and effects, like the words appearing on the chest, and the fact that they didn’t shy away from getting really nasty, with the demon projectile vomiting, and masturbating with a crucifix. So many things, especially for that time period, that were just amazing and trailblazing. Bravo.”


Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski, 1968

“Not necessarily a straightforward demon movie, but one about a woman impregnated by a demon, or the king of demons himself, the devil. Polanski does an amazing job of slowly tightening the noose around Mia Farrow, who perfectly portrays an unsuspecting and innocent young housewife. We feel that slow sinking feeling of dread almost from the beginning, and it just keeps intensifying all the way until the end of the movie. We’re with her every step of the way as she begins to realize that everyone around her is in on the secret, they’re all against her, and there’s nowhere for her to turn for help. A masterpiece.”


The Shining, Stanley Kubrick, 1980

“This movie was actually one of the main inspirations for The Possession of Michael King. Ever since I was a kid, I loved and was terrified of Jack Torrance, how he went mad, and wanted to slaughter his own family. I wanted to do a movie from the point of view of Jack Torrance. Get into his head. To hear from him, what it was like to go mad. That was the idea that launched my movie. Kubrick is a genius as a filmmaker. There are so many seminal and “classic” moments in this film.”


The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981

“Including Evil Dead II and of course Army of Darkness. “Okay, I said the words…” “This is my BOOMSTICK!” I still pull numerous daily quotes from these movies to this day. Ask my wife how tired she is of me grabbing her, bending her back for a kiss and saying, “Gimme some sugar, baby!” Never before had I seen someone intentionally mix horror and comedy in such an effective way (usually the comedy came from bad acting and bad scripts). The inventiveness of these movies, for the budget that they made them for is incredible. The mythology he creates is clear and cool as well. True inspiration.”


Insidious, James Wan, 2011

“I wanted to put something a little more recent on this list of classics. My dearly departed buddy Gregg Hoffman discovered James Wan when he watched the short for the first Saw film. He then went on to mortgage his house to raise the capital to make and produce the first Saw movie. Wan has gone on to prove himself as a wonderfully talented filmmaker. I saw Insidious twice in the theater because I was so impressed. There is inspiration in this movie from all over the place (the two ghost hunters Specs and Tucker remind me of something straight out of a Raimi film). The scares are great and highly original. I’ll continue to be first in line to see his films when they come out.”


About The Possession of Michael King

David Jung directs the movie that “Tells of a documentary filmmaker who does not believe in God or the Devil. When his wife dies, he sets out to make his next movie on religion and spirituality, hoping to prove those things are just myth. But in allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals on him, he unleashes a horrifying force.

Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”) and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy) star.

The movie was by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella. The screenplay was written by Jung with a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian.

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Copious Amounts of Blood is Spilled in Latest ‘Bloodborne’ Footage

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:00

In 2009, director Hidetaka Miyazaki introduced the world to Demon’s Souls, an intensely unforgiving dark fantasy RPG that would go on to become Dark Souls. His next game, Bloodborne, shares a lot with his past work, only this time it’s being gifted to us wrapped in a delightfully gothic package, complete with darker and creepier environments that will be brimming with hideous monsters whose only purpose is to get cut right down the middle by my comically large sword.

See more of the game in action in the video below.

Bloodborne was one of the many horror games that were present at Gamescom last week. If your heart aches for more games like this, you can find it among a bunch of similarly dark-looking games in our list of the biggest horror headlines to come out of the expo last week.

Bloodborne releases exclusively on the PS4 in early 2015.

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The New Dr. Doom Joins ‘A Monster Calls’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:26

Fantastic Four and Dawn of the Planet of the ApesToby Kebbell, pictured, is in negotiations to join Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ fantasy novel A Monster Calls, writes Variety.

The Orphanage‘s Juan Antonio Bayona is directing for Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International.

The story follows a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

The pic will open on October 14, 2016.

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‘As Above, So Below’ TV Spot Is Visual Chaos

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:14

Universal and Legendary Pictures is preparing us for their found-footage trip to hell with a frenzy-fueled new TV Spot from As Above, So Below, which has some strong buzz in the general film community.

In theaters August 29, the pic is from the filmmakers behind The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and Devils. It was directed by John Erick Dowdle and co-written with his brother Drew.

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, “As Above, So Below” reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge star.

Watch a pair of clips here:

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‘Ouija’ TV Spot Summons Something Evil

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:07

I’ve had some crazy experiences with a Ouija board, so the concept of Universal Pictures’ Ouija is a frightening one to me.

In theaters October 24, the movie looks sort of like Final Destination, only they’re being haunted by what appears to be an angry old lady flaming to be their dead “friend”.

The pic stars “Bates Motel” and The Quiet Ones‘ Olivia Cooke, with Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.” 

Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. 

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Breaking Benjamin Announces Their Return

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:30

Wilkes-Barre, PA hard rock band Breaking Benjamin have announced their return by posting a video that features a clip of new music as well as footage of the new lineup. Joining original member Benjamin Burnley will be guitarist Keith Wallen, guitarist Jasen Rauch, bassist Aaron Bruch, and drummer Shaun Foist.

The band broke into the mainstream with their 2004 release We Are Not Alone, which featured the tracks “So Cold” and “Sooner Or Later”. Their last release was 2009′s Dear Agony.

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Atari Bringing Back ‘Alone in the Dark’, ‘Haunted House’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:32

Atari has just announced their plans to “reimagine” two of their horror classics, including Haunted House, which released in 1992 making it one of the earliest examples of survival horror, and Alone in the Dark: Illumination. At least the bar has been set about as low as possible after the disaster that was the 2008 reboot. As a series, Alone in the Dark has struggled for some time. I was almost positive we wouldn’t be hearing from it again, or at least not for some time.

So how far off are these games, you ask? 2015? 2016? Despite our just hearing about them, both games are coming to PC this fall.

According to a teaser site for Alone in the Dark: Illumination, development is being handled by a studio called Pure. They must be new, as I haven’t heard of them and after a bit of searching I was unable to find any semblance of an online presence for the developer. I’m going to go ahead and assume this isn’t them.

Haunted House is in the potentially capable hands of indie developer Dreampainters, the studio behind the PC indie horror game Anna. I wasn’t a big fan of the game, but at least we can take some comfort in knowing they’re familiar with the genre. The last two Haunted House games were decidedly family friendly, but I don’t think the same will go for this game. How could it, when its teaser site has “Terror Returns” plastered on it?

That’s everything we know so far. Atari promises to illuminate us (ha! er, sorry) with more details on each game at PAX Prime (Aug 29-Sept 1).

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‘Resident Evil: Revelations’ Sequel Leaked!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:57

Most folks aren’t too happy with the state of Resident Evil. Capcom knows this, and while acknowledging the fact that the series is in dire need of a new direction — preferably one that takes it into the realm of survival horror, where it belongs — they’re doing more than that. The first bit of good news was the reveal of a remastered Resident Evil Remake, which first released on the GameCube back in 2002.

If this turns out to be legit — and I really think it is — the second step in their master plan to bring the struggling series back to its former glory will be through the continuation of the spin-off Revelations series, which many, including myself, see as one of the better Resident Evil games in quite some time.

Capcom has offered no confirmation on whether or not this is legit, but the premature unveiling of Resident Evil Revelations 2 comes from French gaming site Gamer in a Box, which spotted some box art and a single screenshot for the unannounced game on Xbox.com. While we can’t be certain this is official, I think it’s safe to say that its being on the Xbox website gives it some clout.

I would love to play another Revelations game, especially if its coming to current-gen consoles. The first game was a 3DS exclusive until Capcom ported it with an HD makeover for last-gen consoles.

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‘The Walking Dead: Original Soundtrack Vol. 1′ Getting Limited Edition Available Only In Comic Book Stores

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:54

Spacelab9 will be releasing yet another vinyl edition of The Walking Dead: Original Soundtrack Vol. 1, this time by teaming up with Diamond Comic Distributors to release 400 limited edition “Violent Violet” copies that will be available only at select comic book stores. The vinyl will also come with an 18×24 full color poster.

Once again, this soundtrack does NOT feature the original music composed by Bear McCreary but rather features licensed music that has appeared on the show.

Below is an image of the vinyl.

The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 track listing:
1. Jamie N. Commons – Lead Me Home
2. Bear McCreary – Main Title Theme Song (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast – You Are the Wilderness
4. Baby Bee – Love Bug
5. Fink – Warm Shadow
6. Of Monsters and Men – Sinking Man
7. Beth & Maggie Greene – The Parting Glass
8. Delta Spirit – Running

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Uni Dates Evil Santa Movie, ‘Krampus,’ Supernatural ‘Spectral’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:18

Universal is getting into the spirit of two holidays.

They’ll be celebrating Christmas with their evil Santa Claus movie, Krampus, by releasing the Legendary Pictures’ anthology on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, setting it up for a long Thanksgiving weekend. The film, a twisted horror comedy set around the Christmas holiday, is to be directed by Trick ‘r Treat‘s Michael Dougherty. It’s based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked.

Uni’s other Legendary horror pic, Spectral, will be haunting Manhattan on August 12, 2016. Nic Mathieu is directing the pic that stars Emily Mortimer, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Cory Hardrict. As previously reported, the premise of the project is centered on a modern-day, militaristic and gritty approach to fighting the supernatural. Sources say the pitch has been described as a darker and more serious take on a Ghostbusters-like story, with a plot that revolves around a special ops group formed to bring down evil ghosts that have taken over Manhattan.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Parodies ‘Carrie’ In His ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:15

The viral ice bucket challenge that is helping raise money for ALS has been a smashing success, raising millions of dollars and also bringing some amazing and hilarious videos of people getting doused in ice cold water. But Dave Grohl of rock band Foo Fighters may very well have created the best one yet!

The clip starts off innocently enough, with Grohl explaining who he is, the purpose of the video, and then calling out Stephen King (who accepted the challenge), John Travolta, and Jack Black. From there, the video pulls back and reveals itself to be a parody of Carrie, complete with scenes from the original film itself. Grohl plays Carrie while Taylor Hawkins plays Tommy, her prom date. It’s pretty awesome and you should give it a watch!

You can donate to the ALS at their official website.

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‘A Good Marriage’ Goes Bad This October (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:12

Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.

Screen Media Films has set an October 3 VOD and limited release for A Good Marriage, adapted from Stephen King’s short story from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars.”

King wrote the screenplay and Peter Askin directed the film, starring Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang.

When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

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Update On That ‘Halloween: The Next Chapter’ Story…

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:44

UPDATE: The official Halloween Facebook page writes that the following is completely inaccurate. In fact, our former story regarding Halloween 3D is probably more on the right track….

This story has been edited as of 4:40PM PST.

The Michael Myers legacy will continue on when Dimension Films, along with producer Malek S. Akkad, gear up for the latest entry in the Halloween franchise.

Back in May we exclusively reported that the next film was happening, and it was confirmed by the official Halloween website. Earlier this afternoon Schmoeville has reported that the title was going to be Halloween: The Next Chapter. But alas, it was untrue.

They wrote that the film would be a fresh new take on the Halloween legacy that would be a companion to the Zombie movies, which may or may not confirm Scout Taylor-Compton’s premature casting announcement. New writers were said to be attached and expected to turn in draft this fall.

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic followed a psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, who escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Zombie told a similar tale, while mixing in plenty of Zombie-isms. The sequel went in a more personal and brutal direction. What do you want from the next entry?

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Are Two ‘Jessabelle’s’ Better Than One?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:28

The dead are back for life this October.

There’s two-headed madness in Lionsgate’s latest Jessabelle poster, their new haunter from Saw VI director Kevin Greutert.

In the film that opens in theaters and on various VOD platforms November 7, “Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.

Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, Ana De La Reguera and Amber Stevens star.

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Win The Possession of Michael King on Blu-ray Plus a T-Shirt

Dread Central - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:00

Here at Dread Central we love giving away cool stuff and sharing the wealth whenever possible! Right now we have your chance to score The Possession of Michael King on Blu-ray along with a really badass flip t-shirt!

What's that, you ask? Initially looks like a regular t-shirt, but when you flip the shirt inside out... the face of Michael King appears!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on Wednesday, August 27th.

Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.

Synopsis
The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn't believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he'll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

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Exclusive The Quiet Ones Deleted Scene Makes Noise!

Dread Central - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:30

Hammer's The Quiet Ones (review) is now available on home video, and we have an exclusive deleted scene to share with you, our fellow spookers! Check it out!

The Quiet Ones Release Details
Inspired by actual events, the thriller The Quiet Ones is coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Video on Demand, and Pay-Per-View on August 19th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The eerie supernatural story became available August 5th on Digital HD.

The film stars Jared Harris (TV's "Mad Men"), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (Open Grave), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Vampire Academy), and Olivia Cooke (TV's "Bates Motel").

When a crazed university professor (Harris) and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian (Claflin) and his fellow students find themselves far from help... and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.

The Quiet Ones Blu-ray exclusive material includes the "Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones" featurette that takes viewers behind the scenes of the unforgettable thriller as well as the "Manifesting Evil: Visual Effects" featurette. The Blu-ray and DVD both include audio commentary with director John Pogue and producer Tobin Armbrust, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Quiet Ones is available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Special Features

  • "Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones" Documentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • "Manifesting Evil: Visual Effects" Featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Pogue and Producer Tobin Armbrust
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

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    ‘Delivery: The Beast Within’ Birthed to Home Video

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:22

    Delivery: The Beast Within terrifies on DVD and digital HD September 30 from Cinedigm and The Collective. Blending found footage and reality show genres, the feature marks the directorial debut of Brian Netto, who also co-wrote the film with producer Adam Schindler.

    “Delivery: The Beast Within follows Kyle (Barclay) and Rachel Massy (Vail), a young couple who agrees to document their first pregnancy for a new reality show. The family begins to unravel when the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malicious spirit has possessed their unborn child. After production is abandoned, a first hand account of the tragic, and possibly supernatural, story is told through the show’s un-aired footage and testimonials from friends, family and crew members.

    Extras Include:
    · “The Birth of Delivery” – Nine minute making-of featurette
    · Audio Commentary with Actors Laurel Vail and Danny Barclay, Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto
    · Audio Commentary with Composer Daniel Cossu, Supervising Sound Editor Darin Heinis Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto

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    ‘Zombeavers’ Attack UK Audiences, First

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:18

    From the producers of American Pie, Cabin Fever and The Ring comes Zombeavers; the allegedly hilarious no-holds-barred schlock horror releasing in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD October 20, 2014.

    Announced earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, it garnered over 2 million trailer views and became quite the social media and festival sensation. Zombeavers is the horror comedy with hysterical interludes, gross-out gore and old school animatronics. Making its highly anticipated UK debut at Film4 FrightFest on Thursday 21st August at the Vue West End cinema, Leicester Square, London, the UK Premiere will be the first opportunity fans will have to see Zombeavers on the big screen ahead of its home entertainment release.

    The film follows a group of college students headed out into the wilderness for spring break, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the lake. Unbeknownst to the vacationers a chemical spill has irreversibly altered the wildlife and Zombeavers are on the prowl. As a weekend of sex, drugs and debauchery gets underway, the beavers close in on their prey and the bloodthirsty beasts really do take the term ‘killer weekend’ to the next level.

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    The ‘Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead’ Poster You Did Nazi Coming! (Exclusive)

    bloody disgusting - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:01

    Awesome international trailer, clever tagline, even crazier poster. This is definitely the sequel I did Nazi coming…

    Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive one-sheet premiere for Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (read Ryan Daley’s review).

    The poster has a nice pun to go along with limb-filled swastika.

    Well Go USA Entertainment also revealed to us that you can watch the bloodshed on VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 10, 2014!

    The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight

    The film is a sequel to Tommy Wirkola’s Sundance hit Dead Snow, which got him the Hollywood gig Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.

    Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Ørjan Gamst, Monica Haas, and Jocelyn DeBoer star.

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