The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.
Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "NEW YORK, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller ATOMICA, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Black Hawk Down”) and Sarah Habel (“Hostel: Part III,” USA Network’s “Rush”).
In ATOMICA, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behavior cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity and, perhaps, identities of the two employees on site.
ATOMICA is produced by Jaime Burke (“The Pact,” “The Possession of Michael King”) and Vahan Paretchan (“The Millionaire Tour”) and executive produced by Simon Chen, Kieth Merrill (“Broken Hill,” “The 12 Dogs of Christmas”), Shawn Sackman, Barry G. Walker (“Solara,” “Finding Harmony”) and Dominic Monaghan.
For more information on the film, please visit https://www.facebook.com/AtomicaMovie"
The Bye Bye Man Soundtrack Release Details & Video: Press Release: "(Hollywood, CA) January 10, 2016 — Composers Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, aka The Newton Brothers, score STX Entertainment’s supernatural horror thriller, “The Bye Bye Man.” The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones. Directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, “The Bye Bye Man” follows the story of three college students move into an old, off-campus house. They quickly find themselves hunted by a supernatural entity called The Bye Bye Man who may be responsible for possessing various people and causing them to commit killing sprees throughout recent history. The students discover the origins of the Bye Bye Man and find that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't say or think his name, because once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.
Bye Bye Man opens in theatres on January 13, 2016. The soundtrack album featuring the score is available on Sony Classical.
Upcoming projects for The Newton Brothers include Terry Nemeroff’s “The Knife Thrower,” Brandon Nutt’s “The Kimberlite Process,” Gerald Rascionato’s “Cage Drive,” and Mike Flanagan’s “Gerald's Game,” which will be released by Netflix later this year."
The ReZort Images & Release Details: Press Release: “Jurassic World” meets “The Walking Dead” in THE REZORT, releasing on all major digital platforms in North America on January 17th 2017, courtesy of Content Media.
Starring Dougray Scott (“Enigma,” “Hit Man”), Jessica De Gouw (“These Final Hours,” “Cut Snake”), Martin McCann (“Killing Bono,” “Clash of the Titans”), Elen Rhys (“Season of the Witch,” “World War Z”) Claire Goose (“Waking the Dead,” “Casualty”) and Jassa Ahluwalia (“Some Girls,” “The Bible”), THE REZORT is a horror film offering a fresh twist on the zombie genre. The film is the third feature from director Steve Barker (“Outpost,” “Outpost: Black Sun).
THE REZORT sets its story in a world after an almost-apocalyptic zombie outbreak. Humans have won the war and are exploring how humanity can recover after such a huge percentage of the population has been wiped out.
Humankind finally has the upper hand, but Melanie, who lost her entire family, is still deeply traumatized. In a bid to overcome the demons of her past, she goes on a zombie safari retreat. It is the ultimate in therapeutic revenge.
The ReZort is actually a highly controlled and monitored environment, with a maze of concealed security cameras, restraints and barriers. The eyes and ears of trained security personnel are on the guests 24/7, ensuring a safe shooting distance between the living and the undead. That is until the resort’s security system is hacked and a computer virus crashes it, potentially unleashing thousands of bloodthirsty zombies back into the wild.
Steve Barker says: “When I first read the script I was immediately struck by the unique proposition presented by the concept itself. Zombie movies are always now set in an apocalyptic world – this was something that I had not seen before.”
THE REZORT was written by Paul Gerstenberger who says: “I was a huge fan of Michael Crichton and his tech thrillers, like “Jurassic Park” and “Westworld,” so those were some of the influences. The parallels to both films are clear, in that THE REZORT is set in a Safari Park on an island, where an environment is created for entertainment for visitors to interact with unnatural entities, but eventually become overrun by the inhabitants under containment.
THE REZORT will release on major digital platforms in North America on January 17th 2017, courtesy of Content Media.