Leading today's Horror Highlights is four clips from IFC Midnight's Antibirth. Following Danny Perez's trippy debut, is a new trailer for Daylight's End, Kickstarter information on Steve Johnson's Rubberhead Sex, Drugs, and Special FX, and release details for a Slime City double feature Blu-ray.
Watch Four Clips from Antibirth: "Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium."
Written and directed by Danny Perez, Antibirth stars Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly, Emmanuel Kabongo, and Mark Webber. IFC Midnight will release the film in select theaters and on VOD on September 2nd.
Daylight's End Trailer Revealed: "Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need."
Directed by William Kaufman from a screenplay by Chad Law, Daylight's End stars Johnny Strong, Lance Henriksen, Louis Mandylor, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Chris Kerson, Chelsea Edmundson, and Krzysztof Soszynski. Vertical Entertainment will release the film in theaters on August 26th.
Rubberhead Kickstarter Launch Details: From Kickstarter: "The first in a five volume series of high end coffee table books, chronicling the memoirs, art and unedited antics of Steve Johnson.
In Johnson's own words "RUBBERHEAD will part memoir, part art book and ALL AWESOMENESS!" This absolutely stunning first volume in the series truly has something for everyone-- from the now legendary exploits of Mr. Johnson both in and out of the shop, to tons of never before seen photographs from the days when his special FX company worked on some of the biggest and most groundbreaking genre blockbusters of all time."
To learn more about Rubberhead, visit the book's official Kickstarter page.
Slime City Double Feature Blu-ray Announced: Press Release: "Aug 22, 2016 Fairlawn, NJ - Camp Motion Pictures announced it will release Gregory Lamberson’s 1989 splatter sensation Slime City and 2010 sequel Slime City Massacre in a limited edition collector’s Blu-ray double feature this winter, following a series of theatrical screenings and fan expo appearances. Loaded with extras, the release will feature new original artwork by designed by Arick Szymecki and Chris Cosgrave. The new art will also be featured on the HD digital release of Slime City Massacre December 6th, 2016.
About Slime City Massacre
Ain’t it Cool News calls it, “the thinking man’s gross out film.” Dread Central calls it, “a whole lot of ooze- dripping fun!” Director Gregory Lamberson triples the ooze in this sequel to his 1989 cult hit Slime City, Slime City Massacre!
In a bombed out city, four fugitives stumble across the remains of a cult, accidentally consuming an elixir that transforms them into hideous, oozing slime creatures. When real estate tycoon Ronald Crump hires mercenaries to wipe out the homeless population, an all-out war breaks out between the slimeheads, cannibal mutants and hired killers – a bloody, merciless battle that will determine for once and for all, who will control Slime City.
Slime City Massacre stars Debbie Rochon, Roy Frumkes, Robert C Sabin, Brooke Lewis and Mary Bogle.
About Slime City
Written and directed in 1998 by the then 21-year-old Gregory Lamberson, the independent horror film Slime City has become an international cult sensation, praised by fans and critics alike. Known for its over-the-top splatter effects and stop-motion animation, Slime City tells the story of a young couple who move to NYC only to fall prey to the supernatural forces that haunt their building. Featuring a hypnotic synth score and a vibrant day-glow color palette, Slime City is “gruesome, gory and fun” and a must-see for fans of splatter and NYC horror.
Slime City stars Robert C Sabin, Mary Huner, and T.J. Merrick.