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The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual horror fest Scary Movies returns for its 6th edition featuring a collection of first-time New York City screenings of highly anticipated horror films and thrillers, genre rarities and fan favorites.
Gavin Smith, Film Comment magazine's editor-in-chief and co-curator of Scary Movies, said, "This year's Scary Movies lineup delivers what we feel have become hallmarks of this series: Must-see new films like American Mary, Stitches, and Maniac, some underappreciated gems like The Believers and Eden Lake, and the rediscovery of great work by masters of horror - with Vincent Price in The Last Man on Earth and Wes Craven's Deadly Blessings nicely filling the bill."
Scary Movies 6 Films, descriptions and schedule can be found inside...
As Fantastic Fest winds down in Austin, Texas, it's time to play a bit of catch up.
Shock Till You Drop caught quite a few films at the event and while you can find many of my reviews at this spot, I felt it was time to present some capsule reviews of the other films (plus it will just allow me to get ahead of the festival coverage work load, to be frank).
Fantastic Fest has announced this year's Fantastic Fest Award winners. And in the horror category, Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Here Comes the Devil took a range of awards.
The supernatural thriller from Argentina and the director of Penumbra and Cold Sweat not only landed some kudos, but it was picked up by Magnet Releasing at the fest.
Barreiro and Caro are parents whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.
Head inside for a breakdown of the winners!
Magnet Releasing has announced that it will distribute Adrian Garcia Boliano's Here Comes the Devil. You can read the full press release after the jump.
The Wagner/ Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing announced last night at Fantastic Fest – as part of the films introduction at the US Premiere -- that it has acquired North American rights to Adrian Garcia Bogliano's HERE COMES THE DEVIL. The announcement was made to an excited crowd at the 11:20pm screening at the Alamo South Lamar. Director Bogliano, producer Andrea Quiroz Hernandez and stars Francisco Barreiro and Lura Caro were on hand as the announcement was made by Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins. Tim League marked the occasion by having Bogliano saber a bottle of champagne as flutes of champagne were served to the audience as part of a mass toast.
This is the year of Argentinian filmmaker Adrian Garcia Bogliano.
This week saw the American DVD release of his latest effort Penumbra. Last January yielded the DVD release of Cold Sweat, further, he's making headlines here on Shock with his forthcoming film Here Comes the Devil and his contribution to The ABCs of Death (both playing at Fantastic Fest next month). Not too shabby.
Bogliano is clearly on the rise in horror and Shock Till You Drop had the pleasure of picking his brain. We discussed the origins of Penumbra, his love for David Mamet, his disdain for Paranormal Activity and his upcoming projects.
Adrian Garcia Bogliano is bringing Here Comes the Devil to the Toront International Film Festival next month. The film is part of the fest's Vanguard Selection.
Four new images have floated our way for this Dark Sky Films release. Head inside for a look.
On a family vacation, a couple's son and daughter disappear while exploring a cave-riddled mountainside. The children eventually return home seemingly unharmed, but are withdrawn and devoid of emotion. The parents fear they have fallen prey to something inhuman — and that this dark evil has come home with them.
Dark Sky Films has passed along two posters for Here Comes the Devil.
The film stars Francisco Barreiro (We Are What We Are) and rising actress Laura Caro.
The film is a co-production from MPI’s Dark Sky Films and Bogliano’s Salto de Fe Films. Adrian Garcia Bogliano, the director, also helmed Penumbra and Cold Sweat.
Synopsis: A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them.
Head inside for more posters...
The Facebook page for Dark Sky Films has posted a banner in anticipation of the company's presence at Comic-Con and said banner shows off some new artwork for Here Comes the Devil and Frankenstein's Army. Hatchet III and Stitches are also included (but we've shared those teaser posters before).
MPI/Dark Sky Films announced the first day of principle photography on Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s latest film, Here Comes the Devil, has been completed in Tijuana.
The film stars Francisco Barreiro (We Are What We Are) and rising actress Laura Caro. Shooting is underway in Tijuana and will take place on locations in the Mexican city and its environs, including ominous caves that figure prominently in the story.
The film is a co-production from MPI’s Dark Sky Films and Bogliano’s Salto de Fe Films. Adrian Garcia Bogliano is the creator of the international horror sensations Penumbra and Cold Sweat. Head inside for pics!
The supernatural thriller will be shot in and around Tijuana