There’s a new anthology horror film coming out from Harbinger International Films called The Profane Exhibit. The Profane Exhibit will consist of 13 international horror short films, with contributions from directors Uwe Boll, Michael Todd Schneider, Ryan Nicholson, Andrey Iskanov, Marian Dora, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sergio Stivaletti, Richard Stanley, Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe), Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo, and Ruggero Deodato.
The anthology film is written and produced by David Bond and Manda Manuel. There will also be a wraparound story written by horror novelist Ray Garton.
In Paris’ underbelly lies a goth/fetish nightclub, but within it are many secret rooms, one of which is called “The Room of Souls,” a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most evil people. To amuse themselves, each member tells a horrifying story.
Directed by: Uwe Boll
Tara Cardinal in Basement
Clint Howard hangs out in the Basement.
Uwe Boll’s contribution to The Profane Exhibit is called Basement, and it stars Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Tara Cardinal, and Clint Howard. Howard and Williams play a married couple with an ordinary life, except for the fact that they keep their starving and abused daughter (Cardinal) in a locked basement room that she has not left in years. This is a tale of sexual depravity and psychological torture, and a subversive look at the depraved realities of suburban life.
Directed by: Richard Stanley
Coltan is an unflinching look into darkest Africa, where human life is traded for fortune and the most unspeakable atrocities are committed. This segment, directed by Richard Stanley (Hardware), will also be scored by award-winning composer Simon Boswell.
Jigoku No Chorishi (“The Hell Chef”)
Directed by: Yoshihiro Nishimura
The Hell Chef
Another shot from Jigoku No Chorishi (Hell Chef)
Serial killing and cannibalism meet gourmet cooking in The Hell Chef, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver). Eihi Shiina stars as a mysterious, parasol-carrying woman who encounters a school uniform-wearing, wrist-cutter girl on the street, only to watch her escort a man back to her apartment and murder him. But when he proves to be not as dead as he looks, the parasol woman decides to instruct the younger girl in the arts of cannibal cookery, though that also doesn’t go quite as well as initially expected. Cast also includes Maki Mizui, Hiroaki Murakami, Jiji Bu, Haruka Nishimura, and Norman England.
Mors in Tabula
Directed by: Marian Dora
Mors in Tabula stars Victor Brandl, Carina Palmer, and Thomas Goersch. It will be scored by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Directed by: Michael Todd Schneider
Manna, with Ashley Tallas
Another screenshot from Manna
Directed by Michael Todd Schneider (Mordum) and written by Scott Swan, Manna stars Madelina Horn, Ashley Tallas, and Rob Doak. It features effects by Autumn Cook.
The Good Wife
Directed by: Ryan Nicholson
Monique Parent in The Good Wife
Directed by Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs, Hanger), The Good Wife concerns a woman who learns that her husband goes out at night to abduct and murder young women. The short was filmed in Vancouver and stars Dan Ellis, Monique Parent, and Tina Krause. Score by cEvin Key (founding member of Skinny Puppy).
Directed by: Andrey Iskanov
Still from Tochka
Tochka is scored by Scott Putesky (Marilyn Manson)
Directed by: Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe)
No plot as of yet, but Coffin Joe is well known to horror fans. He directed the cult classic At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul in 1963, which was just the first movie in The Coffin Joe Trilogy, which were considered blasphemous at the time.
The Sins of the Father
Directed by: Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo
Still from Sins of the Father
Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo is well known for his slick time-travel thriller Timecrimes.
Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Still from Bridge
Italian director Ruggero Deodato is known for his infamous Cannibal Holocaust, from 1980.
Directed by: Sergio Stivaletti
Image from Tophet Quorum
Sergio Stivaletti is an expert in special effects, who has worked on many of Dario Argento’s films. He also worked on Italian horror favorites like Demons, Cemetery Man, and The Church.
The soundtrack for The Profane Exhibit will be composed by popular musicians like Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Steven Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees), cEvin key (Skinny Puppy), Rune Erikson (Mayhem), Maurizio Guarini (Goblin), Sven Erik Fuzz-Krisatiansen (Mayhem), Eri Isaka Fuzz-Krisatiansen (Gallhamer), Scott Putesky (Marilyn Manson), Seb Komor (Icon of Coil) and Simon Boswellow.
Because the directors involved with the project are known for infamous hardcore horror films, this film should function as a decent endurance test for horror fans. We are also curious about where we will be able to see it. For more info, check out the Facebook page.
David Tamarin, associate producer of The Profane Exhibit, says that the film should be finished sometime this month (September 2012). No official release date has been set at this time.
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