After Dark Films Announces ORIGINALS Festival

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After Dark Films Together with Lionsgate & Syfy Produces A New Generation Of Horror With Eight ORIGINALS Set To Release Third Quarter 2010.

Building on the success and brand awareness of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films To Die For® brand, After Dark Films, in cooperation with Lionsgate and NBC Universal’s Syfy, has created a new series, After Dark Originals (ADO).

Tapping into the vast and innovative talent of directors and filmmakers from Horrorfest’s acquisitions over the past 4 years, After Dark has taken the horror festival concept to a higher level. After Dark Originals showcases eight new cutting edge horror films spanning the genre. The mission is to create high quality horror films that provide After Dark full control from script concept through final editing. The first installment of ADO includes Husk, Fertile Ground, Scream Of The Banshee, Prowl, The Task, Re-Kill, Seconds Apart and 51. Notable directors and writers include Brett Simmons, whose short film Husk took Sundance by storm several years ago, Steven C. Miller of Automaton Transfusion fame, and previous After Dark writer/director Adam Gierasch (Autopsy). All ADO films were shot in the US and Bulgaria.

“The writers and directors in our After Dark Originals line are outstanding. We are excited to showcase their work and to give a home to all this fresh young talent that we will continue to develop over time”, says After Dark Films owner and CEO, Courtney Solomon.

Currently seven of the eight films have been filmed and are in post-production. The eighth to slated to start production this month. All eight Originals will be released in Third Quarter 2010 with a new and innovative marketing and release strategy. Additionally, the second set of Originals has already been green lit and will start production in July 2010.

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Dead Snow Movie ReviewBy Seth Metoyer

Dead Snow (starring horror genre actor Bill Oberst Jr.)is a stylish and clever Zombie splatterfest directed by Tommy Wirkola. This Foreign Horror Film treats its viewers to a band of blood thirsty Nazi Zombies and enough gore and entrails for all to feast upon.

The Norwegian dialect wasn’t much of a distraction for me since I tend to watch movies with subtitles regularly. The actors of Dead Snow were cast well and the storyline was as fresh as the soundtrack. The Zombie makeup and movie effects is top notch, with only a few notable cases of visible discrepancies (one being a characters arm noticeably tucked in his shirt after it was sawed off with a chainsaw).

The film dialogue made some pleasant references to older horror movies such as Friday the 13th, Evil Dead 1 and 2, and the 1984 version of April Fool’s Day. Other fun moments in the film were when the characters play a game of Twister (remarking that it’s a Hollywood game) and there was also a wonderfully bizarre “outhouse” sex scene that I’ve by no means seen before in a movie.

Additionally, I enjoyed the historic looking Nazi uniforms and thought it was interesting to see the Zombies move faster than in other Zombie films. In my opinion Dead Snow ranks amongst the top 20 of all Zombie movies.

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Plot (Caution: Spoiler Alert)

Dead Snow (Norwegian Død snø) is a Norwegian comedy horror film, starring, among others, Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp and Jenny Skavlan. It is directed by Tommy Wirkola.
A woman (Ane Dahl Torp) is being chased through the snows of Norway. She is ultimately cornered and eaten by zombies in World War II Nazi uniforms.

Seven medical students on Easter vacation arrive at a small cabin near Øksfjord, about a 45-minute walk from the road where they have left their cars. The cabin is owned by Sara, Vegard's (Lasse Valdal) girlfriend. She has been skiing across the mountains to meet them, but has not yet arrived.

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Lost Boys Actor Corey Haim Dead at 38

The Lost Boys - Corey Haim Dead at 38
With the death of actor Corey Haim, The Lost Boys movie has also resurfaced as an interest amongst web surfers. One question that has been raised; 'Was The Lost Boys a horror film'? According to Wikipedia, The Lost Boys is categorized as a American horror film.

The film revolves around two young Arizonans who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The film takes place in 1987.

The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.

Actor Corey Haim, dead at age 38.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed the actor died at 2:15 AM on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

The Los Angeles Police Department said they received a call from the hospital before 4 AM confirming the actor's death.

He was transported from the home he shared with his mother, Judy, in Toluca Hills, Calif. to the hospital.

Ed Winter, LA County Coroner's Office Assistant Chief, told reporters that Haim's mother had called paramedics when her son collapsed in the early morning hours.

"This morning at about 1:30...Corey Haim's mom found him. He got up out of bed and had been feeling ill for the last couple of days. As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees. He's had flu-like symptoms. She called paramedics. They responded and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced [dead] at 2:15 this morning," Winter said.

Authorities found four prescription drug bottles inside the apartment he shared with his mother, but no illegal drugs, according to Winter.

The Canadian-born actor first rose to fame in 1984's "Firstborn," where he starred with Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey Jr.

In 1987, the actor the reached the peak of his career in the Joel Schumacher's "Lost Boys," where he hunted vampires with his friend and frequent co-star Corey Feldman. Some of his other box office hits included "Lucas," "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream."

Following his rise to fame, the actor battled drug and alcohol addiction, a dramatic weight gain, a slew of medical issues and was in and out of rehab numerous times.

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Horror Movies Receive Academy Award Tribute

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by Seth Metoyer

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Portrait of a Zombie Teaser Trailer and Interview Excerpts

Portrait of a ZombieThe film centers around the Murphy family and the plight that faces them as their oldest son Billy becomes a Zombie.

Deciding to try and keep him alive draws the wrath of the local community and, as chaos reigns, the American documentary team who are filming proceedings are soon dragged into the action.

The film’s Irish Director Bing Bailey recently answered questions about the film with Portions of the interview are below, and the entire interview can be found here.

RL: For Reelloop readers who have not seen the teaser trailer to Portrait of a Zombie how would you go about describing the film?

BB: The film is really about how far a family will go to protect the children they love. They’ve been given a horrible situation “a zombie son” and they are trying to act as if nothing is wrong. They choose to care for and protect their son and they suffer terrible consequences inside and outside the family for their decisions. The film crew are also a family of sorts.

The question is how long can they just be observers of an event before they are forced to become involved. The film mixes social satire, black comedy, and a serious horror tone. This is not just another survivalist zombie film, it is a family coping with a horrible disease. The film’s style is a hybrid between documentary and cinematic. It would be more consistent with District 9’s approach than say REC. Most of the film was shot hand-held but not shaky cam style.

RL:Portrait of a Zombie appears to be a low budget film at a time when “micro budget” seems to be at the top of many studios buzzwords on the back of the success of Paranormal Activity. Do you reckon this film will appeal to major studios and what are your ultimate aims for this project?

BB:I think the film would appeal to studios who have become sensitive to the needs of genre audiences. We’ve aimed for as wide an audience as possible without removing the edges or taming the harsher aspects of it. We believe we’ve pushed boundaries and show elements that have never been seen in a zombie feature before. The aim is for a theatrical release in the US, Europe and Asia.


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