film festival – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:05:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horror-fanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/horror-fanatics-icon-150x150.jpg film festival – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ 32 32 The Cellar: Elisha Cuthbert and others share their favorite horror movies (SXSW) https://horror-fanatics.com/the-cellar-elisha-cuthbert-and-others-share-their-favorite-horror-movies-sxsw/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 13:00:14 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/the-cellar-elisha-cuthbert-and-others-share-their-favorite-horror-movies-sxsw/ Everyone loves a horror movie, and a really good movie premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend. The cave is directed by Brendan Muldowney and stars Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken as a couple who move into an isolated house, only to have their daughter one day mysteriously disappear into the cavernous, creepy cellar. […]]]>

Everyone loves a horror movie, and a really good movie premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend. The cave is directed by Brendan Muldowney and stars Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken as a couple who move into an isolated house, only to have their daughter one day mysteriously disappear into the cavernous, creepy cellar. You’ll be able to read our review soon, and stars Cuthbert, Macken and Muldowney sat down with us earlier this week to discuss the film. The interview itself will be released closer to the film’s release on Shudder April 15but in the meantime, everyone involved has shared some of their favorite horror movies with us, all of which partially influenced their decision to tune into this chilling thriller.

“I will say that the first horror movie that really touched me and kind of stuck with me was fire in the sky“, said Elisha Cuthbert. “I was bowled over by it. I think I was 13. Yeah. I don’t know how I ended up seeing it, but it was so beyond something I wouldn’t have had to watch, but I’m fascinated by space, extraterrestrial aliens, something like that. I just figured myself out. I don’t know why, but yeah, that one, that one really kicks in.

As for Eoin Macken, he went old school by choosing FW Murnau’s Nosferatus. “I think I watched this when I was very young at my grandmother’s house in Wexford, and there was something about those old horror films that were so simplistic and just dealt with things in series. It always scared me a little. This film has always stuck to my bones a bit and I think, because I also watched it so young. I think it was on TV when I shouldn’t have gotten up.

Meanwhile, director Brendan Muldowney listed a few films. “I’m a big fan of old Hammer movies,” he said, adding: “but I guess if I had to give you three, I’d say the Chainsaw Massacremaybe psychology also, I really like Alfred Hitchcock. He has a big influence on me. And of course, The wicker man (the 1973 version).

A lot of these movies are streaming on Shudder right now, so The cave will join them when it reaches the service April 15 in North America. Do not miss our opinion on The cave soon!

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Chills and thrills at the Capital Irish Film Festival https://horror-fanatics.com/chills-and-thrills-at-the-capital-irish-film-festival/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 13:10:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/chills-and-thrills-at-the-capital-irish-film-festival/ From March 3 to 6, The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will transport participants to the various cities and countryside of Ireland via the big screen. The Capital Irish Film Festival returns for four days, offering an in-depth and comprehensive examination of Irish cinema and cultural identity. Co-presented by AFI Silver and Solas Nua, […]]]>


From March 3 to 6, The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center will transport participants to the various cities and countryside of Ireland via the big screen. The Capital Irish Film Festival returns for four days, offering an in-depth and comprehensive examination of Irish cinema and cultural identity.

Co-presented by AFI Silver and Solas Nua, the local arts organization dedicated to showcasing the range of contemporary Irish arts, this year’s festival features 15 feature films, two short film programs and hosts a special screening of An Irish goodbye, winner of the first Norman Houston Short Film Award. The 2022 showcase of modern Irish cinema spans the gamut of genres, including drama, horror, romance, documentaries and more. Other notable screenings include Black Comedy Redemption of a thief, which won Best Feature Film and Best Irish Debut Feature at the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh; the irish language film Foscadh (see our opinion on Foscadh)—the country’s 2021 submission to the Oscars—and Death of a ladies’ man, featuring the Irish actor Gabriel Byrne and inspired by the music of Leonard Cohen.

“Storytelling is an ancient Irish tradition that has found a beautiful and robust voice in film, which has spawned a thriving industry,” Pat Reillydirector of the festival for seven years, says city ​​paper. “Like filmmakers around the world, artists based in Ireland reflect their society, which is diverse, rapidly changing and open to the world.”

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Each movie hits theaters in March 2022 https://horror-fanatics.com/each-movie-hits-theaters-in-march-2022/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 00:40:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/each-movie-hits-theaters-in-march-2022/ March will bring one of the most anticipated movies of the year to the big screen, along with a few horror movies, adventure movies, and lesser-known titles with plenty of potential. Although the coronavirus pandemic is not yet over, cinemas around the world continue to be open and operating as normal, while studios release some […]]]>

March will bring one of the most anticipated movies of the year to the big screen, along with a few horror movies, adventure movies, and lesser-known titles with plenty of potential. Although the coronavirus pandemic is not yet over, cinemas around the world continue to be open and operating as normal, while studios release some of the films that had to be delayed due to the pandemic. Some studios, however, continue to choose to release their films in theaters and on streaming services at the same time or have decided to reduce the window between the two releases, and this continues to be the case this year.

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Even though February is a short month, it has seen a variety of films hit theaters, including Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster movie moon fallthe return of Johnny Knoxville and company in Fooled foreverby Kenneth Branagh Death on the Nilemusical romantic comedy Marry me (also available to stream on Peacock), the action movie Unexploredand horror comedy Workshop 666, featuring none other than the Foo Fighters. February also saw lesser-known projects arrive in cinemas, such as the horror film The long nightthe action movie Black lightand black comedy big golden brick.


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March won’t see too many movies hitting theaters, but it will finally see the newest release Batman film, a few horror films with very interesting premise and different visual styles, and lesser-known projects many of which will premiere at the South by Southwest film festival. Here are all the movies hitting theaters in March 2022.

The Batman – March 4


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The Caped Crusader is back in a new movie, part of the DC Universe but separate from the DC Extended Universe, and simply titled The Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman follows a young Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) in his second year of crime-fighting in Gotham City. Batman will come face to face with the Riddler (Paul Dano), a serial killer targeting Gotham’s elite citizens, but during his investigation Batman will uncover corruption tied to his own family. During this process, Batman will also encounter other notable comic book villains, such as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Colin Farrell).


After Yang – March 4


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After Yang is a sci-fi drama written and directed by Kogonada (Columbus) and starring Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith and Justin H. Min. After Yang takes place in a world where robotic children are bought off as door-to-door babysitters. When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang (Min), breaks down, Jake (Farrell) searches for a way to fix it. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has unfolded before him as he reconnects with his wife and daughter. After Yang will be released simultaneously on Showtime.

Ummah – March 18


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Ouma is a supernatural horror film written and directed by Iris K. Shim, produced by Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi, and starring Sandra Oh, Dermot Mulroney and Fivel Stewart. Amanda (Oh) and her daughter (Stewart) live a quiet life on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by demons from her past and the fear of becoming her own mother. .


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The Outfit – March 18


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The clothe is a crime drama directed by Graham Moore in his directorial debut. The clothe follows Leonard (Mark Rylance), an English tailor who, after personal tragedy, finds himself working in Chicago after making suits on London’s famous Savile Row. Leonard now operates a small tailor shop in a tough part of town where he makes clothes for the only people who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters. Also starring are Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Alan Mehdizadeh. The clothe premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2022.


X – March 18


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X is a slasher film written and directed by Ti West. Set in 1979, X follows a group of young filmmakers who arrive at a farm in Texas to shoot an adult movie. However, when their reclusive and elderly hosts catch them, the crew find themselves in a fight for their lives. With Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure and James Gaylyn. X will premiere at South by Southwest on March 13.

Alice – March 18


Alice is a thriller film written and directed by Krystin Ver Linden in her directorial debut. Alice (Keke Palmer) is a freedom-seeking slave on a Georgia plantation who escapes through the woods and stumbles back in time to 1973. There she meets Frank (Common), a truck driver who helps adjust to the times, and whom she persuades to return with her to the plantation to get revenge on her cruel former landlord, Paul Bennet (Jonny Lee Miller). Alice premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2022.


The Lost City – March 25


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The lost city is a comedy adventure directed by Aaron and Adam Nee. Reclusive author Loretta Saga (Sandra Bullock) writes about exotic locations in her popular novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan (Channing Tatum), and while promoting her new book with him, she gets kidnapped by eccentric billionaire Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes she can lead him to the lost treasure of an ancient city… of his latest story. In order to prove that he is more than a cover model and that he can also be a hero in real life, Alan sets out to rescue Loretta. The lost city will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12.

Infinite Storm – March 25


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Infinite Storm is directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert and is based on the article High places: Footprints in the snow lead to emotional rescue by Ty Gagne. It follows experienced mountaineer Pam Bales (Naomi Watts) who, as she ascends Mount Washington, turns around before reaching the summit as a massive blizzard approaches. On the way down, she encounters a lonely, stranded man and takes it upon herself to get them both down the mountain before night falls and they succumb to the storm. Sophie Okonedo, Billy Howle, Denis O’Hare and Parker Sawyers also star.

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  • The Batman (2022)Release date: March 04, 2022
  • Ouma (2022)Release date: March 18, 2022
  • The Outfit (2022)Release date: March 18, 2022
  • The Lost City (2022)Release date: March 15, 2022

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THE EXORSIS (2021) Filipino Comedy Horror Movie Review and Preview https://horror-fanatics.com/the-exorsis-2021-filipino-comedy-horror-movie-review-and-preview/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 13:27:12 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/the-exorsis-2021-filipino-comedy-horror-movie-review-and-preview/ The Exorsis is a 2021 Filipino horror film about a young woman who fights for the soul of her possessed younger sister. Written and Directed by Fifth Solomon (Doulo; Nakalimutan ko nang kalimutan ka). The TinCan-Viva Films production stars Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga, Melai Cantiveros, Kat Galang, Joel Saracho, Tess Antonio, Kedebon Colim, Angie Castrence […]]]>

The Exorsis is a 2021 Filipino horror film about a young woman who fights for the soul of her possessed younger sister.

Written and Directed by Fifth Solomon (Doulo; Nakalimutan ko nang kalimutan ka).

The TinCan-Viva Films production stars Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga, Melai Cantiveros, Kat Galang, Joel Saracho, Tess Antonio, Kedebon Colim, Angie Castrence and Ruth Lopez Dee.

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Gina (Toni Gonzaga) must find an exorcist after her younger sister Dani (Alex Gonzaga) becomes possessed by the spirit of a dead woman…

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The Exorsis had its world premiere at the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25, 2021.

Main actors and characters:

Toni Gonzaga … Gina Morales
Alex Gonzaga … Dani Morales
Melai Cantiveros … Jessa Mae
Kat Galang … Long-Long
Joel Saracho … Mang Ruben
Tess Antonio … LJ
Kedebon Colim … Bert
Angie Castrence … Eugene
Ruth Lopez Dee … Telma
Isay Alvarez … Belen Morales
Dennis Padilla … Rekardo Morales
Rowena Guanio … Aling Pasing
Emil Villamor Corpuz … Akyat Bahay
Giulio Di Martile … Doctor
Grace Go … Gothic Wife
Ida Pomarejos … Mantatawas

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Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

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Geoff Malone, architect and co-founder of the Singapore International Film Festival, dies after a long illness https://horror-fanatics.com/geoff-malone-architect-and-co-founder-of-the-singapore-international-film-festival-dies-after-a-long-illness/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 05:41:34 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/geoff-malone-architect-and-co-founder-of-the-singapore-international-film-festival-dies-after-a-long-illness/ SINGAPORE — Geoffrey T. Malone, co-founder of the Singapore International Film Festival and architect of Singapore’s first multiplex, the 10-cinema Golden Village Yishun 10, has died at the age of 79. In an obituary published on Sunday (February 20), he said he was born in 1943 and died last Thursday after a long illness. In […]]]>

SINGAPORE — Geoffrey T. Malone, co-founder of the Singapore International Film Festival and architect of Singapore’s first multiplex, the 10-cinema Golden Village Yishun 10, has died at the age of 79.

In an obituary published on Sunday (February 20), he said he was born in 1943 and died last Thursday after a long illness.

In a 1986 interview with the Straits Times (ST), the Australian architect said the film festival was for all cinephiles. “It’s to give them a chance to see movies that they wouldn’t normally be able to see in a cinema here,” he said.

The festival’s inaugural event was held in February 1987, several months later than planned to give the committee more time to raise funds. It was later reported that Mr Malone, known as Geoff to his friends, had invested $20,000 of his own money in the project.

Before coming to Singapore and becoming a permanent resident, he acted in two of Australian director Peter Weir’s acclaimed films, the dark comedy Homesdale (1971), Weir’s feature debut, and the horror comedy The Cars That. Ate Paris (1974). Besides the Golden Village cineplex in Yishun, he also designed the one in Bishan.

In 1987, referring to the obstacles encountered by the first organizing team, he joked to ST that “when we started trying to find sponsors and organize the festival, even I wondered if I was crazy! true.”

In a 1994 interview with ST about the first event, Malone said, “Halfway through the organization of the festival, I began to realize that it wasn’t going to be easy. We had no record, nobody believed in us and sometimes we didn’t.” “I don’t even believe in ourselves. Plus there was the fear of the unknown,” he said.

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is now Singapore’s largest and longest running film event.

Filmmaker Boo Junfeng, 38, chairman of SGIFF, says, “It’s never easy to start from scratch. Geoff and the other founding members of the film festival have created a platform that so many filmmakers have benefited from. I I feel indebted to what he helped make possible.”

Filmmaker Eric Khoo, 56, says he was an avid spectator in the early years of the festival. When Khoo started making shorts in the early 1990s, he knew Malone well. His short film, Pain, received Singapore’s Best Short Film award at the 1994 festival.

Khoo says, “He was really passionate about cinema and was very supportive of Singaporean filmmakers. As a cinephile, I owe a lot to the father of the festival. Without the festival, I doubt I would have become a director.”

The president of the Singapore Film Society, Kenneth Tan, 57, had known Mr Malone since 1985, when he became a member of the committee. Mr. Tan was also a member of the organizing committee of the first film festival.

Mr Tan said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Geoff. He was a friend, industry colleague and one of the most passionate and selfless human beings I have had the privilege of. to know. His legacy, as seen in the film community of Singapore, and his aspirations for it, will live on.”

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5 Oscar-Worthy International Feature Films – Daily Trojan https://horror-fanatics.com/5-oscar-worthy-international-feature-films-daily-trojan/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/5-oscar-worthy-international-feature-films-daily-trojan/ (Holden Kilbane | Daily Trojan) “And the Oscar goes to…” Well, we don’t know yet! For those interested in Hollywood happenings, the start of the year is particularly exciting because it signifies “awards season.” From the Screen Actors Guild Awards to the Golden Globes to the Oscars, moviegoers around the world are tuning in to […]]]>
(Holden Kilbane | Daily Trojan)

“And the Oscar goes to…” Well, we don’t know yet!

For those interested in Hollywood happenings, the start of the year is particularly exciting because it signifies “awards season.” From the Screen Actors Guild Awards to the Golden Globes to the Oscars, moviegoers around the world are tuning in to see who this year’s winners will be.

On December 21, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in 10 categories for the upcoming Oscars: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, International Feature, Makeup & Hair, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short, Live Action Short, Sound and Visual Effects. While this doesn’t guarantee a nomination, it does give the audience a chance to anticipate what the nominees might be.

Specifically, international films give people the opportunity to cross cultural boundaries and language barriers and connect based on feelings and emotions. Check out these five potential Oscar nominees in the International Feature Film category ahead of the March 27 ceremony:

Norway, “The worst person in the world” (2021)

Lead actress Renate Reinsve won the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in ‘The Worst Person in the World’. Although Reinsve isn’t what the title suggests, her character, Julie, does feel like it at times as she navigates a complicated and uncertain love life. Julie’s emotions and experiences are not uncommon, which is what makes her so relevant to so many people.

But even if you’re not in your thirties and stuck in a love triangle between your comic book artist boyfriend and a younger, likable stranger, there’s something captivating about this film that will make you laugh and cry. As Julie’s other life experiences unfold, the audience learns that her problem of being stuck between these two men isn’t as simple as it originally seems. Watch it in select theaters across the United States now.

Mexico, “Prayers for the Stolen” (2021)

An adaptation of Jennifer Clement’s novel that delivers harsh material in a soft lens, “Prayers for the Stolen” focuses on the violent reality of three young girls – main character Ana (Ana Cristina Ordóñez González and Marya Memberño) and her best friends. friends Paula (Camila Gaal and Alejandra Camacho) and María (Blanca Itzel Pérez and Giselle Barrera Sánchez) – as they grow up in a place terrorized by drug cartels. After a young girl goes missing from their town, Ana and Paula have to cut their hair and wear boy’s clothes as protective measures.

Available on Netflix, the adaptation is an honest reminder of the effects violence has on people, especially young women, as they navigate the normal stages of growing up: menstruating and having crushes. The cinematography is extremely well done, with slow moving visuals that provide brilliant contrast to the subject matter.

Italy, “The Hand of God” (2021)

“Hand of God,” set in 1980s Naples, follows an awkward teenager and his experiences growing up as he navigates freedom and loss. It’s not a film for everyone – the combination of eerie sex scenes demonstrating the protagonist’s innocent fascination with footballer Diego Maradona can be off-putting, but director Paolo Sorrentino roots the autobiographical tale in heartbreak and love, which makes it very personal and intimate.

Navigating lust, friendship, and a number of other emotions, the protagonist, Fabietto (Filippo Scotti) is goofy yet charming. Scotti’s acting is brilliant and powerfully emotional scenes show off his range. The soundtrack to this piece stood out a lot, with violin-heavy compositions that help frame the artistic scenes. The cinematography is comparable to “Spencer” (2021) which masterfully juxtaposes darker lighting with a lighter color palette. “The Hand of God” is currently available on Netflix.

Iceland, “Lamb” (2021)

Powerhouse A24’s “Lamb” is simply unsettling. Is it a horror? Is it a comedy? Answer: It’s both. It’s a funny, weird, sad movie that’s purely innovative. At its core, it’s a story of parenthood, but it becomes clear that Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) aren’t the parents of a child but rather a strange animal-human hybrid born from a sheep named after their dead daughter. , Ad. It’s a must-have watch based on sheer inventiveness, but presenting something completely new and captivating is no stranger to A24. What’s so special about this film are the visual effects, which add to the absurdity when the audience finally lays their eyes on Ada. Hitting heartbreak points but also adding gruesome moments, the takeaways from “Lamb,” which is on Amazon Prime, are ones every viewer needs to discern.

Bhutan, “Lunana: a yak in the classroom” (2022)

Bhutan’s official entry into the 94th Academy Awards follows Ugyen, a young schoolteacher who is assigned to teach in the mountains of Bhutan but longs to go to Australia instead. With less than 100 inhabitants, Lunana is a remote village in northwestern Bhutan. To get to his classroom, Ugyen has to travel for eight days.

Available in theaters nationwide, the film is heartwarming and illustrates the positive impact a caring and dedicated teacher can have on the lives of their students. Not only are the kids adorable, but their sincere desire to learn makes watching the slice of life absolutely worthwhile. Lunana’s expansive landscape helps create these wide shots that contrast with the intimacy of the city itself. It’s particularly monumental because it’s also the first time Bhutan has made the shortlist for the Oscars.

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Sundance Horror Film ‘Watcher’ Acquired by IFC Midnight, Shudder https://horror-fanatics.com/sundance-horror-film-watcher-acquired-by-ifc-midnight-shudder/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 05:46:28 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/sundance-horror-film-watcher-acquired-by-ifc-midnight-shudder/ IFC Midnight and Shudder have acquired the distribution rights to Chloe Okuno’s horror film “Watcher,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. IFC will release the film in theaters and on demand later this year, with Shudder taking the first streaming window. In “Watcher,” “It Follows” star Maika Monroe plays Julia, an actress who […]]]>

IFC Midnight and Shudder have acquired the distribution rights to Chloe Okuno’s horror film “Watcher,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. IFC will release the film in theaters and on demand later this year, with Shudder taking the first streaming window.

In “Watcher,” “It Follows” star Maika Monroe plays Julia, an actress who gives up her career to join her husband in Romania for his new job. While he is at work, she often spends time alone. But as the news reports broadcast reports of a serial killer on the loose, she begins to see a mysterious figure watching her from another building, and she is convinced the figure is following her.

“Chloe Okuno’s exceptional vision utilizes elements of horror and thriller in a masterful way that will resonate with anyone looking for a singular cinematic experience, further emboldened by a performance by Maika Monroe,” IFC President Arianna Bocco said in a statement. “We are honored to bring Chloe’s stunning feature debut, ‘Watcher,’ to audiences across North America, announcing her as a director to watch.”

“It’s been an uphill battle to make ‘Watcher’ during the pandemic, and I’m so proud of everyone who has worked to get us to this point,” Okuno said. “I am beyond thrilled to partner with IFC Midnight and Shudder to continue this journey together and look forward to sharing the film with a wider audience.”

Okuno co-wrote the film with Zach Ford and the film is the first produced under a new horror film deal between Image Nation and Spooky Pictures, in association with Lost City. The producers are Roy Lee and Steven Schneider of Spooky Pictures, Derek Dauchy, Mason Novick, John Finemore, Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone. The executive producers are James Hoppe, Elizabeth Grave, Ben Ross, Rami Yasin, Gabi Antal.

The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films head of acquisitions and production, Scott Shooman, with UTA Independent Film Group and Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Sundance Sale: IFC Buys Chloe Okuno’s ‘Watcher’ Thriller https://horror-fanatics.com/sundance-sale-ifc-buys-chloe-okunos-watcher-thriller/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 20:57:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/sundance-sale-ifc-buys-chloe-okunos-watcher-thriller/ IFC Films and AMC Network-owned digital platform Shudder have purchased the North American rights to “Watcher,” a bizarre thriller that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. IFC Midnight, the company’s genre division, plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD (starting with horror-centric streamer Shudder) in 2022. An exact date has yet […]]]>

IFC Films and AMC Network-owned digital platform Shudder have purchased the North American rights to “Watcher,” a bizarre thriller that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

IFC Midnight, the company’s genre division, plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD (starting with horror-centric streamer Shudder) in 2022. An exact date has yet to be set.

Chloe Okuno directed “Watcher,” a suspenseful story about a young woman who moves into a new apartment with her fiancé and feels frighteningly being watched. Maika Monroe (“It Follows”, “Greta”), Karl Glusman (“Love”) and Burn Gorman (“Torchwood”) star in the film, which Okuno co-wrote with Zach Ford.

“Chloe Okuno’s exceptional vision utilizes elements of horror and thriller in a masterful way that will resonate with anyone looking for a singular cinematic experience, further emboldened by a star-studded performance from Maika Monroe,” said Arianna Bocco, president of IFC Films, in a statement. “We are honored to bring Chloe’s stunning feature debut, ‘Watcher,’ to audiences across North America, announcing her as a director to watch.”

Okuno, who directed the film in his feature debut, added, “It’s been an uphill battle to make ‘Watcher During the Pandemic’ and I’m so proud of everyone who has worked to get us to this point. I’m beyond thrilled to partner with IFC Midnight and Shudder to continue this journey together and I look forward to sharing the film with a wider audience.

The producers of “Watcher” include Roy Lee and Steven Schneider of Spooky Pictures, Derek Dauchy, Mason Novick, John Finemore, Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone. Executive producers were James Hoppe, Elizabeth Grave, Ben Ross, Rami Yasin and Gabi Antal.

The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films head of acquisitions and production, Scott Shooman, with UTA Independent Film Group and Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers.

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2022 Sundance Film Festival: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Horror Film ‘Nanny’ Wins Big, Entertainment News https://horror-fanatics.com/2022-sundance-film-festival-cha-cha-real-smooth-horror-film-nanny-wins-big-entertainment-news/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 05:43:09 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/2022-sundance-film-festival-cha-cha-real-smooth-horror-film-nanny-wins-big-entertainment-news/ “Nanny,” a supernatural thriller about an undocumented immigrant working for a wealthy New York family, won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. Starring Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, Nikyatu Jusu’s feature debut depicts the sacrifices Senegalese nanny Aisha makes to leave her home country and her young son to build a […]]]>

“Nanny,” a supernatural thriller about an undocumented immigrant working for a wealthy New York family, won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.

Starring Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, Nikyatu Jusu’s feature debut depicts the sacrifices Senegalese nanny Aisha makes to leave her home country and her young son to build a new life for herself.

“In America in particular, we haven’t seen enough films that truly reflect the disproportionate level of black and brown women… the servants who keep this country afloat,” Jusu said during a virtual panel at the festival.

“I wanted to center women who are usually on the periphery of other women’s stories,” said Jusu, a first-generation American whose family is from Sierra Leone.

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Diop, the film star who is also known for the TV series “Titans”, was born in Senegal and moved to the United States as a child.

The film, which draws on the horror genre and African folklore as well as issues of race and motherhood, does not yet have a release date. Sundance, which celebrates independent cinema, was forced to go virtual for a second consecutive year by the surge in Covid-19 cases across the United States driven by the Omicron variant.

The festival founded by Robert Redford usually takes place in the mountains of the US state of Utah.

The festival’s documentary prize went to “The Exiles,” in which filmmaker Christine Choy tracks down three dissidents exiled from China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

The separate Audience Award for Best Drama went to “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” starring Dakota Johnson as an older, committed woman who begins a flirtatious relationship with a directionless recent college grad – played by the writer-director Cooper Raiff.

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The film was picked up by Apple TV+ during the festival for $15 million, the biggest deal to date at this year’s event.

And ‘Navalny’, a secret new Wall-to-Wall documentary from critic Alexei Navalny, which was added to the festival lineup at the last minute, won the People’s Documentary Award.

Director Daniel Roher said he wanted the film to spark “global outrage and outcry” over Navalny’s imprisonment.

The film, which will air on CNN and HBO Max later this year, follows Russia’s opposition leader – along with his family and aides – during the five months he spent in Germany recovering from a poisoning in late 2020 and early 2021.

“I want every human being on planet Earth to know the name Alexei Navalny,” Roher said.

“I want this name to be associated with a grotesque injustice perpetrated by the Russian state against a man who survived an attempted murder and then was arrested for simply surviving.”

Sundance lasts until Sunday.

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SLAPFACE original film, which is one of the highlights of this month on SHUDDER https://horror-fanatics.com/slapface-original-film-which-is-one-of-the-highlights-of-this-month-on-shudder/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/slapface-original-film-which-is-one-of-the-highlights-of-this-month-on-shudder/ Shudder highlights for February include Slapface, All the Moons, They Live in the Grey, and Hellbender. slapface An original thrill New movies premiering February 3 After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a dilapidated house with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” […]]]>

Shudder highlights for February include Slapface, All the Moons, They Live in the Grey, and Hellbender.

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An original thrill

New movies premiering February 3

After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a dilapidated house with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” being a group of bullying women, he keeps to himself most of the time. But, after a strange encounter with an inhuman monster, Lucas begins to withdraw from others. When the two come to a tentative trust, a bizarre friendship is born and Lucas is drawn into a series of primitive adventures.

slapfacewhich won the Best Audience Award for Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Film at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2021, was written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp (black wake; 60 seconds to die ‘Monster’; The Sadist; the pod) based on his short film of the same title. movie stars August Maturo (A girl meets the world, the nun), Mike Manning (Son of the South, Teen Wolf), Dan Hedaya (The usual suspects), Mirabelle Lee (Blood relationship), Lucas Hassel (The black list), Libé Barer (Sneaky Pete), Bianca d’Ambrosio (The bay, I’m mortal, afraid of the rain) and Chiara d’Ambrosio (Bay, I’m mortal).

Written and directed by: Jeremiah Kipp

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