Larry Fessenden’s “Blackout” From Dark Sky Films Sets Release On Theaters + Digital Platforms

dark-skies-BlackoutWritten and directed by Larry Fessenden, the horror thriller stars Alex Hurt, Addison Timlin, Motell Gyn Foster, Joseph Castillo-Midyett, Ella Rae Peck, Rigo Garay, John Speredakos, Michael Buscemi, Jeremy Holm, Joe Swanberg, Kevin Corrigan, Barbara Crampton as Kate; with James Le Gros and Marshall Bell.

“Blackout” is set to open for a one week exclusive NYC theatrical engagement at IFC Center on March 13th, which will feature special cast appearances and a Q&A. The film will be released nationwide on digital platforms and VOD on April 12th.

It marks the long-awaited reunion of Dark Sky Films and Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix, two iconic horror companies responsible for Ti West’s The House of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Jim Mickle’s Stake Land and Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Painter Charley (Alex Hurt, Minyan, TV’s New Amsterdam) wakes up in an upstate motel where he appears to have been living for some time. After he packs and leaves he encounters various people in the small town where everybody knows your name. Charley is saying goodbye to the estranged love of his life, Sharon (Addison Timlin, Submission, TV’s American Horror Stories), and settling his affairs with a manic urgency that culminates with a call to a friend, Earl (Motell Gyn Foster, Marriage Story, A Dog’s Way Home), saying: “You better be ready, I’m coming.”

But Charley never makes it to his friend’s house: When the sun goes down he has convulsions while driving his car, goes off the road and ends up in a ditch. Charley, it seems, is a werewolf. He attacks his rescuers and moves through the outskirts of town at night wreaking havoc. But the next day he can’t remember the things he’s done. Now the tight-knit town must rally to find out what is tearing it apart: mistrust, fear, or a vicious monster.

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Lionsgate Release New US Trailer And Poster For “5LBS OF PRESSURE”

5LBS-OF-PRESSUREIn the action-thriller, Adam (Luke Evans), an ex-con back in his old neighborhood after serving a 16-year stretch for murder, walks a rocky path of forgiveness toward the son who grew up without him, while the bitter, volatile brother of the youth he killed looms in the background.

Meanwhile, Mike (Rory Culkin), sick of doing the bidding of his drug-dealing uncle (Alex Pettyfer), is desperate to leave his sordid life behind. When Adam and Mike’s paths converge, inescapable destiny will give way to violence…and a final, fleeting shot at redemption.

Filmmaker Phil Allocco is a feature film and commercial writer/director. His work has garnered over 60 awards and nominations. He was one of the short-listed directors picked by Steven Spielberg from a world-wide search of over 12,000 directors for his US TV series ‘On the Lot’ for FOX TV. His feature film ‘The Truth About Lies,’ was released theatrically in 2017 and won 14 awards at festivals including “The Best Of Fest” at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

“5LBS OF PRESSURE” is set for release in Theaters, On Digital and On Demand in the US and Canada on March 8.

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Bleecker Street’s “Out of Darkness” Sets Release Date

“Out of Darkness” will be released exclusively in theaters nationwide on February 9, 2024. The film, which had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest, was nominated for five British Independent Film Awards this past year, with a win for breakthrough performance for Safia Oakley-Green.

“Out of Darkness” is a survival horror film following a group of six who have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive.

But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive.

Adding to the film’s authenticity, “Out of Darkness” is shot on location in the Scottish Highlands with the use of a bespoke language called “Tola,” which was developed specifically for the project by a linguist and an archaeologist.

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Trailer Premiere: Shudder’s Paranoid Chamber Chiller “You’ll Never Find Me”

YOULL-NEVER-FIND-ME“You’ll Never Find Me” follows an isolated man living at the back of a desolate caravan park and is visited by a desperate young woman seeking shelter from a violent storm. As the savage storm worsens, these solitary souls begin to feel threatened, but who should really be afraid?

Directed by Josiah Allen and Indianna Bell, from screenwriters Indianna Bell, “You’ll Never Find Me” stars Brendan Rock and Jordan Cowan

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural.

Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and Original Content is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


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“Self Reliance”, Jake Johnson’s Directorial Debut On Hulu Today

self-reliance-HuluComedy thriller “Self Reliance” is a film written, directed by and starring Jake Johnson in his feature length directorial debut. It is set to debut in Hulu on Friday, January 12th.

“Self Reliance” follows a middle-aged man (Jake Johnson, “New Girl”), after he is invited into a limo by famous actor Andy Samberg, his dull life takes a thrilling turn.

Here, Johnson is offered a chance to win a million dollars in a dark web reality TV show, where assassins from all over the world attempt to kill him for 30 days. The catch? He can’t be killed if he’s not entirely alone, leading him to recruit an unlikely team to help him survive.

“Self Reliance” is produced by Lonely Island and Walcott Productions, while Ali Bell, Joe Hardesty and Jake Johnson serve as producers and executive producers include Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.

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Official Trailer for Horror Thriller “Abigail” Released

abigail-movie“Children can be such monsters,” says the film’s tagline.

“Abigail” stars Melissa Barrera (Scream franchise, In the Heights), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky), William Catlett (Black Lightning, True Story), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria, North Hollywood) as the kidnappers and Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Darklands) as Abigail.

In the film, after a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

“Abigail” is from Radio Silence—the directing team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett behind the terrifying modern horror hits Ready or Not, 2022’s Scream and last year’s Scream VI—comes a brash, blood-thirsty new vision of the vampire flick, written by Stephen Shields (The Hole in the Ground, Zombie Bashers) and Guy Busick (Scream franchise, Ready or Not).

The film produced by William Sherak (Scream franchise, Ready or Not), Paul Neinstein (Scream franchise; executive producer, The Night Agent) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, Scream franchise) for Project X Entertainment, by Tripp Vinson (Ready or Not, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and by Radio Silence’s Chad Vilella (executive producer Ready or Not and Scream franchise). The executive producers are Ron Lynch and Macdara Kelleher.

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Dark Sky Films Sets Release For Hitchcock-Inspired Thriller “Laced”

Dark-Sky-Films-LACEDThe hitchcockian thriller starring Succession’s Hermione Lynch and Soap Fave Zack Tinker is set for release on digital platforms/VOD on January 12th.

LACED is a modern thriller/drama in the vein of Hitchcockian classics like Dial M for Murder and Rear Window. The film is set in a single location, and explores the claustrophobic nature of young love strung with toxicity and lies, and the cyclical nature of violence.

The cast includes Dana Mackin (Girl In The Picture, Winning Time, Quarantine the Musical), Hermione Lynch (Succession, Single Parents, Law and Order FBI), Zach Tinker (Fire Country, Days Of Our Lives, The Quarry, Big Sky, 13 Reasons Why, American Horror Story), Kyle Butenhoff (Dahmer Monster, SWAT, Mayans MC, Dear White People, Days Of Our Lives), Mel Fair (Amsterdam, The Menu, Breaking, King Richard), Joe Chambrello (911 Lonestar, NCIS, Days Of Our Lives).

It is written and directed by Kyle Butenhoff (Dahmer Monster, SWAT, Mayans MC, Dear White People, Days Of Our Lives).

In a remote cabin on the evening of a record-breaking blizzard, a young woman plots to poison her abusive husband in order to end their toxic relationship once and for all. When the poison fails to kill him, she not only has to quickly concoct a backup plan, but also contend with her husband’s increasing suspicion that his intensifying illness isn’t wholly accidental. And with the unexpected arrival of her brother, her carefully crafted scheme threatens to spiral ever further out of control. Now trapped together as the snow piles up, double-crosses and horrifying secrets threaten to ensnare each of them in their own spiderwebs of deception.

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First Trailer For Supernatural Thriller “Sunrise” Released

sunrise-filmThe first trailer for Lionsgate’s new vampire movie “Sunrise” has been released. The film is set for release early next year. Guy Pearce (Prometheus, Alien: Covenant) and Alex Pettyfer (The Infernal Machine) star in the spine-tingling thriller about an ex-cop turned vampire who is forced to choose between vengeance and redemption.

“Sunrise” is directed by Andrew Baird, and written by Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham).

The film is slated for simultaneous release in theaters and on digital on Jan. 19, 2024

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

When an ex-cop named Fallon returns to the scene of a horrific crime, the residents of a rural town soon discover that this dark visitor is really a vampire who feeds on blood and fear. After he is befriended by a kind immigrant family, the instinctive killer is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption. Guy Pearce and Alex Pettyfer star in this thrilling tale penned by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Ronan Blaney.

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Apple TV+ Unveiling First Trailer For “Criminal Record”

criminal-recordThe upcoming eight-episode crime thriller star Academy Award and BAFTA award winner Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”), and Laurence Olivier Award and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “The Beast Must Die”) as detectives in a tug of war over a high-profile murder case.

Here, an anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case — one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure and the quest to find common ground in a polarized Britain.

The series is directed by BAFTA Award winner Jim Loach (“Save Me Too,” “Oranges and Sunshine”) and Shaun James Grant (“The Devil’s Hour”).

Also starring Stephen Campbell Moore, Zoe Wanamaker, Charlie Creed-Miles, “Criminal Record” is set to premiere globally January 10, 2024 on Apple TV+

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Robert Eggers’ “Nosferatu” Sets Christmas 2024 Theatrical Release

Robert-Eggers-NosferatuDirector Robert Eggers’ gothic horror film “Nosferatu” is finally set to be released on Dec. 25, 2024, Focus Features has announced recently.

Peter Kujawski, Chairman of Focus Features, stated, “The audacious filmmaking of Robert Eggers is always a gift for fans, and we can promise that his Nosferatu is planning quite the Christmas feast.”

Bill Skarsgård, known for playing Pennywise in the It horror films, plays the titular vampire in “Nosferatu”. The film also features Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney, and Willem Dafoe.

Most recently, Focus previously co-financed and released “The Northman”, the historical Viking action thriller which Egger also directed and co-wrote with Sjón.

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