Ever dreamed of getting your movie shown at one of the UK’s leading horror film festivals as well as in cinemas and on DVD and VOD platforms all around the world? Well, here’s your chance to enter Grimmfest 2014!
The 6th annual Grimmfest will run 2nd-5th October 2014 in Manchester, England. Submissions are now open, and Grimm Up North, the team behind the fest, is looking for the best in horror, cult, weird, and fantastic movies.
If you think this applies to your own cinematic offspring, they'd love to hear from you.
This year, for the first time, Grimm Up North, in partnership with Raven Banner Entertainment, will be offering a very special competition for all submitted feature and short films: When you submit your film for festival consideration, you will also have the option of entering the Grand Jury Competition. The feature winner will be afforded the incredible and unique opportunity of having his/her film distributed in the UK by Grimm Entertainment and sold internationally by esteemed genre specialist sales company Raven Banner.
They will also create a Grimmfest 2014 compilation of the best shorts for UK distribution.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Now – 25th April (Cost: Short £12.50. Feature £35.00)
NORMAL DEADLINE: 25th April – 15th Aug (Cost: Short £15.00. Feature £38.50)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15th Aug – 29th Aug (Cost: Short £20.00. Feature £49.00)
Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? Actually, it was Captain America, followed closely by talking animated birds. The new haunted mirror movie Oculus still managed to score a fair share in its third place opening weekend.
Opinions have been contentious regarding Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, but audiences showed up this weekend for the first wide release horror film in about three months.
The Blumhouse Productions/WWE Studios co-production got off to a modest start with a $12 million opening. According to Box Office Mojo, that’s about on par with the last haunted mirror flick to hit theaters, Mirrors, which opened to a tad more than $11 million.
Divergent’s fifth place weekend granted another $3.4 million, bringing it to over $125 million domestically. The formula should now be obvious to Hollywood producers looking to adapt female-centric genre novels to films: dystopian future romances, yay; supernatural romance, nay. Twilight time has passed and we are now basking in the dawn of Hunger Games-inspired tweenertainment.
The next big screen installment in the Divergent franchise is already set to roll and it was announced this past week that the final book in the series will be, for absolutely no justifiable reason other than to maximize profits, divided into two films. In retrospect, it’s rather amazing that Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy didn’t end up as six films.
Next week, A Haunted House 2 tries to justify its existence while Johnny Depp threatens our existence by turning into the Lawnmower Man in Transcendence and Disneynature’s Bears celebrates Earth Day by showcasing the “giant, marauding, godless killing machines” that haunt Stephen Colbert’s nightmares.
Several days ago Showtime released "Penny Dreadful" character posters for Dorian Gray and Brona Croft, portrayed by Reeve Carney and Billie Piper, and now they're back with a new video that reveals a bit more about them both.
"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.
"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!
"Grimm" is taking a quick week off before returning on the 25th for its final four episodes of the season, which include a new grimm who first appears in Ep. 3.19, "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen." Here's a preview.
"Grimm" Episode 3.19 - "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" (airs 4/25/14; 9-10PM)
A LETHAL NEW PRESENCE COMES TO PORTLAND – Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a dangerous female suspect (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) leaving a trail of Wesen in her wake.
Elsewhere, Adalind (Claire Coffee) takes measures into her own hands, even if that means forging a dangerous alliance.
Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star. C. Thomas Howell, Alexis Denisof, and Philip Anthony Rodriguez also guest star.
The CW's making sure you don't forget its flagship shows are returning from spring break soon, and next on the promo wheel is a Producers' Preview of "The Originals" Episode 1.18, "The Big Uneasy," with Julie Plec and Michael Narducci.
In this new sneak peek narrated by Plec and Narducci, Klaus is making sure Genevieve doesn't take advantage of her newfound success in the Quarter.
"The Originals" Episode 1.18 - "The Big Uneasy" (airs 4/15/14, 8-9pm)
THE FEAST OF THE BLESSINGS - Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) asks Elijah (Daniel Gillies) to allow her coven to publicly celebrate a traditional feast day, where members of the community offer the witches gifts in return for blessings.
Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and Genevieve disagree over what the ancestors want from them, and Genevieve reveals her plan to build the witches' power.
When Elijah focuses his attention on restoring their home to its former glory, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) accuses him of doing it only to impress Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Next, Klaus sets a new plan in motion by finding Cary (guest star Jesse Boyd), a werewolf from his own line, and sending him off to find a missing piece of family history.
Marcel lets Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) in on his new plan to rebuild his power, but Diego (guest star Eka Darville) has his own ideas about the future. At the Feast of the Blessings, Monique and Genevieve try to use the ceremony to teach Davina (Danielle Campbell) a lesson, but Klaus intervenes and gives Davina a surprisingly important gift.
While Hayley struggles to decide where her loyalties should lie, the ceremony explodes into violence. Leah Pipes also stars.
Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre and Michael Russo.
The tables are turning as we head deeper into this season of "Hannibal," inching toward the ending we saw (or think we saw) at the beginning. In any event, here's a preview of the next step on our journey: Episode 2.08, "Su-zakana."
"Hannibal" Episode 2.08 - "Su-zakana" (airs 4/18/14; 10-11PM)
JACK INVITES WILL TO REJOIN THE FBI TEAM - When a young woman’s body is discovered inside of a horse, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) suggests to Jack (Laurence Fishburne) that Will (Hugh Dancy) be brought in to help crack this peculiar case.
Will has seemingly cast aside his suspicions of Hannibal, resuming their doctor-patient relationship, but Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) remains skeptical regarding Will’s true intentions and worries that Hannibal may still be in danger.
The FBI questions the man they suspect to be the killer in their case, but lack of evidence forces them to let him go. Will and Hannibal race to guard the safety of a witness they believe is in jeopardy, but it might be Will’s own judgment that is in peril.
Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson with Chris Diamantopoulos and Jeremy Davies guest starring.
Syfy continues to ramp up its slate of new scripted dramas with a straight-to-series order for space opera project "The Expanse," based on the book series by James S.A. Corey, it was announced today by Syfy President Dave Howe.
The 10-episode order is Syfy’s boldest new series commitment to date. "The Expanse" is produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment, and marks the company’s first series order.
"The Expanse" does sound a lot more sci-fi than horror so we probably won't be covering it much more but thought fans of the books would certainly be interested in the news about the series, which follows.
Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and will continue to serve as writers as well as executive producers.
A thriller set two hundred years in the future, "The Expanse" follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Said Howe, “‘The Expanse’ is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date. Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Company is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative, and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories. 'The Expanse' joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects ‘Ascension,’ ’12 Monkeys,’ the renewal of ‘Helix,’ and the soon to premiere ‘Dominion.'”
ATG President Sharon Hall states, “‘The Expanse’ is an addictive, sophisticated, character-driven franchise; and Mark and Hawk are the perfect people to steer it. Their script is a totally immersive and accessible sci-fi journey. We are thrilled to be in business with Syfy on this venture.”
Brown and Daniel state: "‘The Expanse’ is one of the most special pieces of material we've ever encountered, and it has been our dream to bring it to life since the moment we read it. We couldn't be more excited to be doing it with this team of all-stars - Mark, Hawk, and our partners at Alcon and Syfy.”
Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will serve as executive producers with Sharon Hall. Alcon Television executive Ben Roberts will serve as co-producer. Ben Cook will serve as producer. Sean Daniel (Graceland, The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch with Fergus and Ostby and will also executive produce.
Developed with the Sean Daniel Company as a direct-to-series project, Alcon is financing and executive producing the hour-long, ten-episode series based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck will be show producers.
The multi-installment, best-selling book series is published in 17 countries, including China, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Book One in the series, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for a Hugo Award as well as a Locus Award, while Caliban’s War was nominated for a Locus Award.
As the sole studio, Alcon retains the much-in-demand worldwide distribution rights. Alcon is currently out to cast and directors.
A new TV spot for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones is here, and it's pretty damned creepy. Let's hope that vintage Hammer vibe will once again live on, shall we? Check it out!
The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.
It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).
Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.
The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
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Young David Mazouz is having a hell of a year! First he's cast in Incarnate (also from Blumhouse), then he's picked to portray young Bruce Wayne in the TV Batman prequel “Gotham,” and now he's been tapped to appear in Greg McLean's new terror tale, 6 Miranda Drive.
According to Deadline, Mazouz (pictured) joins the previously announced Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell in the film about a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force with them when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation.
Feeding off their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their lives and home with terrifying results.
Look for more on this one soon!
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile is back with another entry into his web series that offers a backstory behind A Nightmare on Elm Street's most infamous dream demon. Check out Krueger - The Slasher from Elm Street right here, right now. This guy can totally slay the role of Freddy. Lord knows he has the look!
The project stars Roberto Lombardi as Freddy Krueger before he was burned, and Lombardi actually does a pretty convincing job in the role. He is quite creepy trolling the playground and attempting to kidnap a young girl named Suzy (played by Brenna Lakatos).
Check out the film below along with a boatload of stills and artwork; then visit Chris R. Notarile's website for Blinky Productions.
In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. Our new chapter picks up where the previous entry left off with a young boy on the run from his abductor - Freddy. Hiding out in an old junkyard, Mikey attempts to evade the Springwood Slasher in a daring escape. But will he get away and reunite with his family? Or are his days numbered?
Is it me, or does it feel a helluva lot longer than just a week since we've seen our friends from "Grimm"? In any event, it's almost time for a new episode, and here are two sneak peeks of Ep. 3.18, "The Law of Sacrifice."
Be sure to tune in tonight for your first look at new recurring guest star C. Thomas Howell as FBI agent Weston Steward, an ally of Prince Viktor.
"Grimm" Episode 3.18 - "The Law of Sacrifice" (airs 4/11/14; 9-10PM)
THE BATTLE FOR ADALIND’S BABY INTENSIFIES – Nick (David Giuntoli) and his mom, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), join forces to protect Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) baby.
Meanwhile, Prince Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof) activates a deadly Stateside asset (guest star C. Thomas Howell) to find Adalind and her child. Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star. Philip Anthony Rodriguez also guest stars.
A few weeks back we told you about a site that was set up to see if you were "marked" for demonic possession in honor of the home video release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (review). Today we have one hell of a reaction video for ya!
By clicking on the image below, you'll be transported to a site which possesses the unique ability to measure if you or someone you know is ripe for possession as well as other things, and... well... you'll see.
Pray all you want. It won't save you. But you can follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page, and check out official Paranormal Activity on Instragram!
From the Press Release
“The activity is back with a wicked and evil vengeance” in “the scariest Paranormal yet” (Steve Barton, Dread Central), when the horrifying urban thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES debuts on Blu-ray Combo, DVD, and VOD April 8, 2014, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (It arrived on Digital three weeks early on March 18th.) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES expands on the world created by the phenomenal horror franchise with an intense tale of black magic, superstition, and possession set in a gritty urban environment.
The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES Blu-ray Combo includes both the theatrical version of the film as well as an extended, unrated cut with intense additional found footage not seen in theaters.
The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
Blu-ray Special Features
DVD Special Features
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
A single-disc DVD containing the theatrical version of the film will also be available on April 8th.
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Chupacabra sightings continue to ran rampant throughout the country, and we suspect the only time anyone's really gonna see one of these beasts (or at least someone dressed as one) is in Indigenous, which will be playing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival!
Check out a few stills and the trailer for Indigenous, which premieres as part of Tribeca's Midnight section. Its screening schedule can be found below the synopsis.
Written by Max Roberts and directed by Alastair Orr, the film stars Zachary Soetenga, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Pierson Fode, Jamie Anderson, and Juanxo Villaverde.
A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar, and despite some ominous whispers, she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and takes the Americans on a day trip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realize too late the truth behind the rumors—the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them.
SUN 4/20 - 9:45 PM - Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 8
TUE 4/22 - 10:00 PM - Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5
FRI 4/25 - 11:30 PM - AMC Loews Village 7 - 3
Featuring artwork in all different styles and media, the Hyaena Gallery is currently featuring a fantastic presentation entitled All Out of Bubblegum! A Tribute to John Carpenter.
Vastly diverse and unique works will be on display and available for sale throughout the month. The Opening Reception is Saturday, April 12.
The exhibit runs through April 30 with the Opening Reception running from 8 p.m. to midnight with free admission. The Hyaena Gallery is located at 1928 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA. For more info 'like' the official Hyaena Gallery Facebook page, check out Hyaena Gallery on Tumblr and follow Hyaena Gallery on Twitter (@hyaenagallery).
To view and purchase the artwork from this exhibit, please visit the official Hyaena Gallery website.
From the Press Release
The first haunting musical notes during the opening credits to the 1978 classic film Halloween literally send chills down your spine. You've just watched a six-year-old Michael Myers murder his sister, and John Carpenter's unsettling piano melody will forever cement the association of our beloved autumn holiday with his inhuman cinematic demon. Few directors can create these lifelong memories for film fans; yet, John Carpenter has done it throughout his career, populating our awareness with his iconic heroes and villains.
From Snake Plisskin's grunted one-liners to Jack Burton's witty braggadocio, we are immersed and invested in these character archetypes. We are there when Christine takes care of the shitters. We are there, watching in terror, when bodies rupture and sprout tendrils in the Antarctic wasteland. We are there when Hot Rod Nada puts on the sunglasses and wakes up to reality. Writer, director, musician... John Carpenter has inspired artists of every discipline. He has taught us about storytelling, how to create suspense visually and aurally, and even about the need for humor.
The influence is evident when you look around Hyaena Gallery and see the art on our walls. The realm of dark and pop art owes a sincere thank you to John Carpenter for stirring our imagination and fears throughout the years. It is an honor, on Hyaena gallery’s eight-year anniversary, to pay tribute to a man who is not only a Master of Horror but in truth a master of craft.
All Out of Bubblegum! A Tribute to John Carpenter contains works by the following artists: Chet Zar, Clint Carney, D.W. Frydendall, James Bonner, Jeff Rebner, Mark Covell, Joe Vaux, Mick Cassidey, Char Hall, Nicolas Caesar, Wyatt Teitzel, The Creep, Lou Rusconi, Megan Kelly, Phil Joyce, Kat Philbin, Big Tasty, Adam Padilla, Donnie Green, Kyle Abernethy, Michael Kelleher, Robert Heckman, Matthew J. Levin, Stanislav, Jeremy Cross, Rannie Rodil, and more.
Two familiar faces pop up in these new images from Tuesday's Episode 9.18 of "Supernatural," entitled "Meta Fiction." Yep, that's both Metatron and Gadreel, and we can't wait to see Castiel and the Winchesters lay some smack down on them!
"Supernatural" Episode 9.18 - "Meta Fiction" (airs 4/15/14, 9-10pm): METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion.
Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett).
Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
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Know what irritates the hell out of us? When people throw white makeup on the faces of their friends, splash them with stage blood, tell them to run really fast, film it, and then call it a zombie movie. So many indie filmmakers have done just that. However, Nigel Hartwell is NOT one of them.
We get sent a lot of indie projects to look at around these parts from filmmakers trying to raise money for their movies. We spare you the majority of them because 95% of them will either never get made, are just plain lazy looking, or don't spark our interest.
After sitting through Hartwell's truly ambitious sales trailer for his film The Epidemic, we've gotta say, "We're sold!" Sure, it's rough around the edges, but the guy has something big and cool in mind. The best part? It's NOT SAFE FOR WORK! That's right, horndogs! Here's your chance to add a bit of boobage to your afternoon!
Hartwell also has a cast in place which includes Danny Trejo (of course), Corey Feldman, Larry Zerner, and more!
Take a look and let us know what you think. Click here to support The Epidemic!
Alrighty, kids! If you've been waiting for the skinny on Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, then we have all the info you've been itching for! Look for the flick on VOD June 26th and in theatres on August 1st via RLJ/Image Entertainment.
Kaare Andrews directs from a script by Jake Wade Wall. Sean Astin, Currie Graham, and Ryan Donowho star.
Read on for the official one-sheet and a gaggle of gruesome stills!
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.
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What's the only thing worse than the world coming to an end? Zombies walking the Earth in its wake, of course. In Aftermath it's Edward Furlong and Freddy vs. Jason's Monica Keena that are tasked with beating off hordes of the undead.
Or fighting off, I should say. Beating off sounds... oh, never mind.
Check out the trailer for the flick, which will be released sometime this year!
Directed by Peter Engert, the film also stars Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason.
When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air, and the greatest threat of all: the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.
Nothing tickles my fancy more than horror movies about horror movies, and Sony's The Final Girls seems tailor-made for fans like ourselves. A handful of new actors have joined the flick so read on for full details!
THR reports that Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), Nina Dobrev (pictured; "The Vampire Diaries"), Adam Devine ("Workaholics"), and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) have all signed on for roles in the horror-comedy, joining the previously announced Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") and Malin Akerman (Watchmen).
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the film centers on a girl (Farmiga) who, along with her friends, is mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic ’80s horror flick, which starred her recently deceased mother (Akerman), a famous scream queen. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer.
Middleditch will play a film geek for whom landing in a classic horror flick is a dream come true until it turns into a nightmare. Dobrev will play the alpha ex-best friend. Ludwig will act as Farmiga’s love interest while Devine will be the movie-within-a-movie's appointed teen seducer.
Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller wrote the script. Michael London and Janice Williams are producing via their Groundswell Productions banner.
Production on the film, which SPWA acquired in February, is taking place in Louisiana.
When it comes to horror movies, the focus is usually on demons, ghosts, monsters, or slashers... but there's another kind of evil out there. One who's silently watching and listening... one with the ability to make people just disappear. One that reared its ugly head in 1971.
Not sure how Dread-worthy this will be, if at all, as thrillers can be sketchy, but we will report back if there's a need to.
From the Press Release
New York City actor Rich Graff, who recently starred alongside Heather Graham in the rom-com feature film directed by Anthony Edwards My Dead Boyfriend, is gearing up for the world premiere of the dark paranoia fueled thriller 1971, where he morphed himself into daring activist John Raines.
Directed and written by Johanna Hamilton (Pray the Devil Back to Hell) and narrated by John Raines himself, 1971 follows eight ordinary citizens who plotted an intricate break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, to leak stolen documents and expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans in an era of anti-war activism.
In this riveting heist story Graff plays John Raines, one of the key members of the Citizens’ Commission who not only drove one of the getaway cars but also planned the rollout after the break-in, including the release of documents to the press. During the making of 1971 the perpetrators reveal themselves for the first time, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions surrounding security leaks in activism today.
Aside from his leading role as John Raines in 1971, Rich Graff stars in the horror/drama Manson Girls by the award-winning director Susanna Lo and can be seen in the drama-thriller Track 3, set to be screened at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Graff has also been featured on major US network TV shows including "30 Rock" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."