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That would be like, 32 films to die for! Make your choice!
Founded in 2006, After Dark Films handles independent film finance, production and acquisition of genre films for theatrical release. It is best known for After Dark Horrorfest – 8 Films to Die For, a one week national film festival. The movies from the festival are released on DVD through Lionsgate.
The fourth edition of the horrorfest will begin January 29th, 2010.
So far, there are six titles added to the lineup (this post will be updated when the other two titles are chosen).
The current titles for After Dark Horrorfest 4 are:
Written and directed by Joel Anderson, starring Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger and Martin Sharpe.
In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.
Directed by Brian Pulido, starring Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Jillian Murray, Amanda Wyss, Clare Grant.
Two sisters go on a wild, pop culture bender that includes a trip to uncharted Arizona in search of a kitchy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. But Skull City harbors terrible, vexing secrets. It appears to be haunted. Its caretakers are murderous. Victims’ souls are ripped from their bodies right before their eyes, and that’s only the beginning. When Megan suffers a near mortal wound, Abby must save her sister, but to do so, she must unlock the mystery of Skull City alone.
Skjult AKA Hidden
Directed by Pål Øie, starring one of Norway’s most prominent actors Kristoffer Joner.
Hidden is the story of Kai Koss who upon the death of his cruel mother unwillingly returns to the small town he ran away from 19 years ago. He is left in charge of the family home and the dark secrets that come with it. Kai soon finds himself tangled up in a series of murderous events that are beyond anyone’s control and his troubles begin to overwhelm him. He has spent the past two decades trying to forget a tortured past only to find that there are some things that you just can’t run from.
Directed by Anthony DiBlasi, starring Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Evans , Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly.
Dread, the second in the Book of Blood franchise is a stylish horror/thriller about college students (Rathbone, Donnelly) working on a documentary for school focusing on what others dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner Quaid (Evans), witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror. The three set out to document people revealing their life’s most terrifying moments. But Quaid quickly grows bored with mere interviews and decides to take the study to a much more visceral level, causing all three to become vulnerable as they reveal their fears in front of the camera. Just as Stephen and Cheryl realize they have partnered with a madman, they also find themselves subjects of the hideous experiment they brought to life. Produced by Clive Barker.
Directed by Joey Stewart, starring Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold, Travis Tedford.
A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them. The scenic Workley Ranch in Rocky Branch, TX, becomes the setting for retribution and revenge. In the midst of a wild costume party, five previously powerless and picked upon students are giving a “Final Exam” with just one question: “What did you do to deserve this?”
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Directed by Kevin Hamedani, starring Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Bill Johns, Russell Hodgkinson, Ali Hamedani, Cornelia Moore
The conservative island community of Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida (Armand), an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom (Fahl), a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back.
The Official Site for the After Dark Horrorfest can be found here.