FilmRise Releases Thriller "DEAD AWAKE" in Theaters and On Demand May 12

FilmRise Releases Thriller "DEAD AWAKE" in Theaters and On Demand May 12

FilmRise is thrilled to announce that DEAD AWAKE opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, May 12th, 2017.  Directed by Phillip Guzman, DEAD AWAKE follows a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths.  Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream.  As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate's friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she's unleashed.  

Weyland-Yutani Introduces Walter, the World's Most Advanced Synthetic Companion

Weyland-Yutani Introduces Walter, the World's Most Advanced Synthetic Companion

In preparation for the release of Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT, let us all meet Walter, the latest synthetic by Weyland-Yutani.  He is created to serve. 

Walter is the world's most advanced synthetic companion, designed to help you achieve a better human experience.  Each model is individually calibrated to serve its owner's unique set of needs and preferences.  Intelligence powered by AMD, Ryzen and Radeon. 

The Orchard Abducts Pat Healy's Directorial Debut "TAKE ME" Starring Taylor Shilling

The Orchard Abducts Pat Healy's Directorial Debut "TAKE ME" Starring Taylor Shilling

The Orchard announced that the company will release director Pat Healy's feature debut TAKE ME, starring Taylor Schilling opposite Healy.  The Duplass Brothers serve as executive producers while Mel Eslyn and Seve Ohanian serve as producers of the film, which will have its world premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, followed by a theatrical and digital release May 5th. 

First Clip from SXSW Midnighter Teen Horror Film, THE HONOR FARM

First Clip from SXSW Midnighter Teen Horror Film, THE HONOR FARM

Acclaimed filmmaker Karen Skloss (SXSW premiere SUNSHINE) world premieres her new psychedelic teen horror film THE HONOR FARM at this year's SXSW. 

When Lucy's prom night falls apart, she finds herself jumping into a hearse headed for a psychedelic party in the woods.  Looking for a thrill, the party wanders deeper into the forest, to a haunted and abandoned prison work farm.  A secret wish and a summoning of the dead sends the group on a mind-bending trip into a dangerous trap. 

First Clip from the Sinister UK Dark Comedy TWO PIGEONS

First Clip from the Sinister UK Dark Comedy TWO PIGEONS

What happens when someone starts sharing your space, your clothes, your food, even your toothbrush, all unbeknownst to you?  In Dominic Bridges' sinister dark comedy TWO PIGEONS, Hussein (Mim Shaikh), a wide-boy London real estate agent, has a hidden houseguest (Javier Botet) who is secretly dismantling his world - from the inside - getting more malicious by the day. If the thought of someone else using your toothbrush makes you sick, this might be a tough film to watch. 

19th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Unveils Final Wave of Cinemadness

19th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Unveils Final Wave of Cinemadness

Following up on last week's feverish announcement, the Boston Underground Film Festival is proud to reveal the remainder of its eclectic 19th edition, taking place March 22nd through the 26th at the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive.  BUFF's already dynamic lineup is rounded out with even more intriguing films from around the world, including over 80 short films and music videos that promise to disturb, dazzle, and delight. 

New Poster and Trailer for the Upcoming Vampire Thriller THE TRANSFIGURATION

New Poster and Trailer for the Upcoming Vampire Thriller THE TRANSFIGURATION

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, and having it's North American Premiere at SXSW, writer/director Michael O'Shea's debut feature THE TRANSFIGURATION follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore.  When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo's dark obsession, blurring fantasy into reality.  A chilling portrait of violence, THE TRANSFIGURATION is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City. 

Chattanooga Film Festival Releases Second Wave of Programming and Events

Chattanooga Film Festival Releases Second Wave of Programming and Events

A 15th anniversary 4K restoration of the haunting DONNIE DARK, two films introduced by acclaimed Chattanooga artist Wayne White, a live-scored silent era classic, and an appearance by Phish bass player/filmmaker Mike Gordon highlight the second wave of programming announced by the Chattanooga Film Festival, which runs April 6 through April 9. 

CFF will salute film music with the silent sci-fi classic OUR HEAVENLY BODIES being live-scored by Coupler, and the documentary SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. 

New Trailer Released for Universal's THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

New Trailer Released for Universal's THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

On the heels of 2015's FURIOUS 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: THE FATE AND THE FURIOUS

First Photo Released for the Upcoming JURASSIC WORLD Sequel

First Photo Released for the Upcoming JURASSIC WORLD Sequel

Colin Trevorrow, executive producer of the upcoming JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL posted the first photo from the set on Twitter today with the caption "Walking in giant footsteps." 

The film will be a follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema. Executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL.  Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Speilberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World's director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly.  Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer. 

Dimension Films Snaps into Production on POLAROID

Dimension Films Snaps into Production on POLAROID

Dimension Films has started production on the horror thriller POLAROID, directed by and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg.  The film is produced by Roy Lee (THE RING, THE GRUDGE, LEGO MOVIE) and Chris Bender (THE RING, THE HANGOVER, HISTORY OF VIOLENCE). Written by Blair Butler, POLAROID stars Kathryn Prescott ("Finding Carter"), Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files"), Grace Zabriskie (THE GRUDGE), Tyler Young (EYEWITNESS), Keenan Tracey ("Bates Motel"), Samantha Logan ("The Fosters"), Priscilla Quintana (STRANDED), Madelaine Petsch ("Riverdale") and Javier Botet (MAMA, IT).  The film is set to be released wide on August 25, 2017. 

Midsummer Scream Returns to Long Beach Convention Center July 29 & 30, 2017

Midsummer Scream Returns to Long Beach Convention Center July 29 & 30, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Midsummer Scream 2017, which will be hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30.  After a stellar debut last year, Midsummer Scream returns to Long Beach with a vengeance for a weekend of non-stop Halloween fun, haunted attractions, world-class panel presentations, live entertainment, makeup demonstrations, amazing vendors, and a sinister after-hours party in one of the most iconic paranormal activity locations in the world - the Queen Mary.  To purchase your tickets, visit MidsummerScream.org.

THE KANSAS COLLECTION: CHAPTER 3 - THE DOOR DEBUTS APRIL 6-8

THE KANSAS COLLECTION: CHAPTER 3 - THE DOOR DEBUTS APRIL 6-8

Ripped from the pages of the Frank L. Baum's "Land of OZ" novels, The Speakeasy Society's newest piece throws audiences into the middle of an alternate reality game (ARG) that takes place in real time and evolves according to audiences' responses. 

You have been recruited, You have been tested, Now you must prove yourself. 

In Chapter 3: The Door an old acquaintance has one more trick up his sleeve, but he requires your assistance...and your trust.  You know that Dorothy is alive.  Now you just need to find her before someone else does, but for who? 

Arrow Video Releases Their April 2017 Films

Arrow Video Releases Their April 2017 Films

MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with several titles for April 2017.  On April 18th comes THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (Blu-ray and DVD) and THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled KILLER DAMES.  Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses. 

New Immersive Experience, 'THE NEST' to Open in Los Angeles

New Immersive Experience, 'THE NEST' to Open in Los Angeles

New immersive theatre company, Scout Expedition Co., announced the opening of its debut production, "The Nest."  The immersive experience, which seeks to offer audiences a unique format of storytelling, will begin a limited 3-week run on April 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

"The Nest" tells the story of a mysterious woman named Josie.  Although you've never met, she has inexplicably entrusted her storage room to you, filled with decades of collected memories and cryptic secrets.  Remnants of her entire life are all here in one place - left for audience members to discover. 

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming

With three years behind them and a rapidly growing reputation as one of the premier festivals for cinephiles in the Southeast, organizers of the Chattanooga Film Festival offer up a first peek at year four's lineup, including opening-night films DAVE MADE A MAZE, THE NEW RADICAL, S is FOR STANLEY and the world premiere of actor/director Graham Skipper's brilliant and surreal sci-fi romance SEQUENCE BREAK, which will appear in the MES After Hours genre film block.