The After Dark Originals series, which began in 2010 as a follow up to After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For (from After Dark Films), now continues in the second series After Dark Originals 2. The new series will be composed of 8 more films to “die for”, and the first contestant is something called Dark Circles, written and directed by Paul Soter.
After Dark Originals 2 – Dark Circles
Synopsis: When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.
Dark Circles has a new trailer. Watch it below:
Scene from Dark Circles
Dark Circles stars Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, and is written and directed by Paul Soter. Soter is one of the members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, which you have seen in Super Troopers and Club Dread. Dark Circles is his second effort as director after the 2007 comedy Watching the Detectives. Of the film, Soter has said “Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent of birth control.”
Dark Circles will get a theatrical release in April, 2013.
After Dark Originals 2 – Red Clover
Days before the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, Karen O’Hara unwittingly unleashes a vicious Leprechaun upon the citizens of Keening, MA. As the creature runs amuck, killing and eating gold, Karen and her family must find a way to stop it before Karen falls prey to its four-day curse. Red Clover is directed by Drew Daywalt, written by Anthony C. Ferrante and stars Billy Zane, William Devane (The Dark), and Andrea Frankel.
Scene from Red Clover
After Dark Originals 2 – Asylum
A veteran hostage negotiator’s next call leads him to an overrun insane asylum. He soon finds that dark forces are pushing the patients to commit atrocities, and that he may be the only one that can stop them. Asylum is directed by Todor Chapkanov, written by Chris Mancini, and stars Stephen Rae.
Scene from Asylum
Watch this space for more info on After Dark Originals 2 as it comes in!