MPI Media Group today announced it has completed production on the highly anticipated MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis. The feature documentary, which was shot in New York, LA and London, includes interviews with key actors and filmmakers involved in the undyingly popular story of vampire Barnabas Collins and all the eerie goings-on at the gloomy Maine mansion Collinwood. The documentary was directed by David Gregory(Lost Soul, Godfathers of Mondo) and is set to be released this spring.
The IFC Center is proud to announce the second annual What the Fest!? (www.whatthefestnyc.com), a four-day showcase of outrageous content -- from sci-fi to horror, fantasy, and beyond -- taking place March 21st - 24th, 2019. The full slate of films, events, parties, and more will be released later on in February.
It’s Cujo meets The Terminator! The 90s cult favorite MAN’S BEST FRIEND debuts on Blu-ray on March 12, 2019 from Scream Factory, featuring a new 2k scan of the original film elements and with a new audio commentary with writer/director John Lafia.
South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the features and episodic premieres lineup for the 26th edition of the Film Festival, running March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. The acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders every year to immerse themselves in the most innovative, smart and entertaining new films of the year. Jordan Peele’s Us was previously announced as the Festival’s Opening Night film, while Olivia Wilde, Jessica Brillhart and Marti Noxon have been announced as this year’s Film Keynotes.
XYZ Films and CAA Media Finance announce Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette has joined Anna Kendrick in the cast of the sci-fi thriller STOWAWAY, which marks the second feature film from Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind the Cannes Official Selection Arctic. The film now boasts two Academy Award® nominated actresses in lead roles, with additional casting currently underway.
FRANKENSTEIN’S CREATURE, directed by Sam Ashurst and starring James Swanton, is a retelling of Shelley's classic story from the perspective of the monster. Shot in a single take, Frankenstein's Creature features a powerhouse performance by Swanton, who, as well as being the film's sole performer, also scripted the project.
Although rarely held in high regard by critics, the made for television horror film remains an intriguing artifact of network programming. Any subgenre was up for grabs, and the output was disparate, vast, and surprisingly subversive, often producing a collective memory (or trauma, depending) shared by millions of viewers.
From a lost age…horror crawls from the depths of the earth! Scream Factory proudly presents The Mole People on Blu-ray for the first time in North America on February 26th, 2019.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, the animated adventure featuring video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), raced to No. 1 opening weekend (the second biggest Thanksgiving opening of all time), winning the top spot at the domestic box office for three consistent weeks and grossing more than $435.1 million to date.
In the thematically rich fantasy LEVEL 16, teen-aged Vivien (Emmy-nominated actress Katie Douglas) and Sophia's (Celina Martin) are locked away in a sterile top secret facility where they're taught the finer points of "feminine virtues" by Miss Brixil (Sara Canning), a Stepford-like headmistress, and left to question what fate awaits them when they age out of the institution.