Artwork and images have been revealed for the new horror movie Blind, starring Caroline Williams! A new poster has also been unveiled for Harley Wallen's thriller Agramon's Gate, starring Laurene Landon and Yan Birch (The People Under the Stairs). Also in today's Highlights: Frontières at Fantasia International Film Festival 2019 lineup, Splatter University (1984) Original Soundtrack (OST) release details, and Too Late casting and production details.
Blind Poster and Images: "Love Is “Blind” In The New Horror Masterpiece By Marcel Walz Starring Sarah French and Caroline Williams
Silent Partners has just unveiled the first look poster and new stills from the upcoming feature Blind, the highly anticipated new horror thriller by Blood Feast remake director Marcel Walz.
Blind follows Faye (Sarah French), a former actress that lost her vision due to botched laser eye surgery, struggles to put her life back together while living alone in her dream house in the Hollywood Hills. Supported by her friend Sophia (Caroline Williams), she starts opening up to Luke (Tyler Gallant), a personal trainer who is mute and can only communicate through his cell phone. When a masked stranger named Pretty Boy (Jed Rowen) shows up, Faye will realize that she isn't as alone as she thinks.
Blind was Written by Joe Knetter (Terror Overload, Desert Moon) and produced by Ruediger W. Kuemmerle and Ivan Hurschka.
Silent partners assembled an incredibly talented cast, starring:
Sarah French (Rootwood)
Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Halloween 2, Hatchet 3)
Jed Rowen (The Ghastly Love of Johnny X)
Tyler Gallant (#FollowMe)
Thomas Haley (Desert Moon)
Ben Kaplan (slasher.com)
And Michael St. Michael (The greasy strangler)
Introducing Jessica Galetti (Crazy Rich Asians)
Blind is Caroline Williams’ first Executive Producer credit with Marcel Walz and Silent Partners. Williams states "Marcel Walz is one of my closest friends and favorite directors, beginning with Blood Feast, and my creative bond is greatly enhanced with Rudiger Kuemmerle as Silent Partner chief. Blind is a labor of love and all associated with it can be very proud."
Images initially premiered on JoBlo:
Agramon's Gate New Poster Revealed: "There is a new poster for multi-award-winning Harley Wallen’s Agramon’s Gate. This much-anticipated film was written, produced and directed by multi-award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen (Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda). This film stars frequent Larry Cohen collaborator Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 and 2, The Stuff, It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive) and Yan Birch (Wes Craven's The People Underneath the Stairs, Death House).
This much-buzzed-about thriller is the story of Richie (Kris Reilly), a young man with a dark past coming to pull him back in. At the age of 12, he shot and killed his father to protect his mother who was being assaulted by his deeply troubled dad.
Richie has just bought a house, gotten married and at the housewarming party along with a psychic medium Vesna, (Aphrodite Nikolovski) something else comes through and haunts the people from the party. Is it Carter, Richie's father? Has Carter come back to settle the score? Or is it Sharon, his mother who’s been at a mental institution ever since? Or is it a spirit or a demon and if so, what can they do to combat it? Richie and his friends must solve the mystery before it's too late. Agramon will not be easy to stop. With the help of Vesna and a wise, mystical guru Zeb (Harley Wallen), the partygoers attempt to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
The film also stars Kaiti Wallen (Betrayed), Calhoun Koenig (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Angelina Danielle Cama (Bennett’s Song).
“I am really excited and think the time is very right for horror films like this right now. We could feel that this movie was special in the making of it. We had such strong performances on screen and my cast just really knew and felt the story,” said Harley Wallen.
Agramon’s Gate is a film festival darling winning countless awards on the award circuit such as Best Lead Actress, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Horror Film at the Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque as well as winning Most Terrifying Film at the Top Indie Awards as well as the Jury Award at the Around International Film Festival as well as the October Award at the Queen Palm International Film Festival among others.
“I’m looking forward to sneaking into theaters and watching it quietly with the audiences. Beyond the strong acting I’m also excited to see how the story and plot are received,” he added.
Agramon’s Gate is produced by Painted Creek Productions and was directed by Harley Wallen."
Frontières at Fantasia 2019 Lineup Released: "After a highly successful Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the 11th edition of its co-production market, which will take place July 18-21 in Montreal.
Frontières is pleased to announce its complete Official Selection line-up of 20 international genre projects in advanced development & early financing. For the first time, the Frontières selection includes projects from Japan & Lebanon, with new projects from directors Satoshi Miki (IT’S ME, IT’S ME & ADRIFT IN TOKYO), Jennifer Reeder (KNIVES & SKIN), Ian Lagarde (ALL YOU CAN EAT BOUDDHA) and producers Colonelle Films (A COLONY), and Love & Death Productions (THE ENDLESS), among others.
Additional featured programming includes, for the first time, the Shorts to Features Pitch Session, a spotlight on Canadian short filmmakers developing their feature-length adaptations. Returning for the third year, the Created by Women Pitch Session, presented by Telefilm Canada with Women in Film + Television Vancouver, will include 4 first feature projects pitched by up and coming female screenwriters & directors from across Canada.
Frontières alumni projects include RAW, LES AFFAMÉS, GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY, TURBO KID, THE RANGER and this year’s VIVARIUM, EXTRAORDINARY, JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY and RIOT GIRLS.
Industry Registration for Frontières is now open (Registration deadline: June 21).
Official Selections - 2019
ALL THE SMALL BODIES (USA)
Director/Writer: Jennifer Reeder
Producer: Laura Heberton
THE CONVENIENCE STORE (Japan/USA/Italy)
Director: Satoshi Miki
Writers: Mark Schilling & Shuichi Ozawa
Producers: ARTicle Films & Tucker Film
DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY (USA)
Director: Hunter Adams
Writers: Hunter Adams, Gregorio Parker
Producer: Kyle Stroud
DISRUPTIVE SERVANT (UAE / UK / SWEDEN)
Director/Writer: Amal Al-Agroobi
Producers: Magnus Paulsson (Solid Entertainment), Amal Al-Agroobi (Al-Agroobi Films)
DOUBLE BLIND (Ireland)
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
Writer: Darach McGarrigle
Producer: Simon Doyle (Failsafe Films)
Director: J. Casey Modderno
Writers: J. Casey Modderno & Myles Hawthorne
Producers: Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim (Love & Death Productions)
Director/Writer: Martijn Smits
Producers: Paul Ruven (Talent United), Martijn Smits
Co-presented by the Imagine Film Festival
Director/Writer: Mathieu Mégemont
Producers: Anaïs Bertrand & Pascaline Saillant (Insolence Productions)
THE FUTURE EVE (L’ÈVE FUTURE) (Canada - Quebec)
Director: Olivier Asselin
Writers: Olivier Asselin & Lucille Fluet
Producer: Christine Falco (Films Camera Oscura)
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Writer: Rebecca Robinson
Producers: Michael Melamedoff (Cowboy Bear Ninja), Michael Roiff (Night And Day Pictures)
IT’S RAINING (PIOVE) (Italy / Belgium / Uruguay)
Director: Gustavo Hernandez
Writers: Jacopo Del Giudice, Gustavo Hernandez
Producers: Marina Marzotto & Mattia Oddone (Propaganda Italia), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division) - Jean-Yves Roubin & Joseph Rouschop (GapBusters) Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich (Mother Superior Films)
Director/Writer: Andrew Legge
Producers: Alan Maher, John Wallace (Cowtown Pictures)
MY ANIMAL (Canada - Quebec)
Director: Jacqueline Castel
Writer: Jae Matthews
Producers: Aonan Yang (Greenground Production), Michael Solomon (Band With Pictures)
POLARIS (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Director/Writer: Kirsten Carthew
Producer: Max Fraser (Hootalinqua Productions)
THE RETREAT (Canada - Ontario)
Director: Pat Mills
Writer: Alyson Richards
Producer: Alyson Richards (Alyson Richards Productions)
RULES FOR WEREWOLVES (Canada - Ontario)
Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Writer: Kirk Lynn
Producer: Peter Harvey (Peter Harvey Productions Inc.)
THE TRIALS OF ALIEN LIFE (L’ÉPREUVE DE LA VIE EXTRA-TERRESTRE) (Canada - Quebec)
Director/Writer: Ian Lagarde
Producers: Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew (Colonelle Films)
UNDER CONSTRUCTION (WARCHE) (Lebanon)
Director: Nadim Tabet
Writers: Nadim Tabet and Antoine Waked
Producers: Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions)
WE CAME FROM THE SEA (Canada - British Columbia)
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Writer): Ryan Bright
Producers: Raynor Shima (Luchagore Productions), Broken Mirror Films
THE WRETCHED (Netherlands)
Director: Ruben Broekhuis
Writers: Chris W. Mitchell, Ruben Broekhuis & Monique van Kessel
Producers: Monique van Kessel, Pamela Berhitoe (Pit Film)
FRONTIÈRES is organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival, with the collaboration of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. The Frontières International Co-Production Market 2019 is made possible thanks to our major partners: Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund, and SODEC.
For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com"
Splatter University (1984) Original Soundtrack Release Details: "Terror Vision Records releases Splatter University (1984) OST by composer Chris Burke.
Composer Chris Burke helped create the sound of '80s horror, scoring and contributing music to such films as "Splatter University" (1984), "The Toxic Avenger" (1984), "Blue Vengeance" (1991), "The Refrigerator" (1991) and many others. In addition, he worked on set with some of the most creative talents in contemporary film and theater, including directors Robert Altman, Lucio Fulci, Enzo Castellari, Peter Sellars and more.
In 2016, Chris released a compilation of his film score work entitled "Confessions Of An 80s Low Budget Horror Film Composer" and followed that up in 2017 with the all-new music release "Tomb Box". 2019 saw the release of his 1984 score to "Splatter University" on Terror Vision Records.
Chris has nine music releases to date, ranging from the experimental "Idioglossia" (Mode Avant, 1990) to his electronic band Glorified Magnified's "All Wave Super" (Sire/Warner, 1994), through his releases as "glomag" by 8BitPeoples and Astralwerks. His "Pocket Calculator" remix of the Kraftwerk original rose to number 17 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Dance Music Singles chart in 2007. He has performed all over Europe, Australia, the US, and Canada.
From his home base in Brooklyn, NY, he scores films, creates sound design, performs and speaks at festivals and other events.
Too Late Casting and Production Details: "Firemark Media announced today that Ron Lynch (“Bob’s Burgers”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24”), Alyssa Limperis (“Comedy Bang Bang”), Jenny Zigrino (BAS SANTA TWO),Will Weldon (“This is Not Happening”) and Brooks Wheelan (“Saturday Night Live”) have been cast alongside Fred Armisen in the upcoming horror/comedy TOO LATE, directed by D.W. Thomas. Based on a script by Tom Becker, the film will be produced by Ryan Lacen and Anthony Baldino and will be executive produced by Lonnie Ramati. Jack De Sena (“Chris & Jack”), Billy Breed (“GREEN BOOK”), Paul Danke (“The Comedy Garage”) and Dwayne Perkins (“Funny You Should Ask”) round out the cast. Jessica Sherman (“The Strain,” “Bates Motel” and Oscar-winning short Skin) is set as casting director. Shooting on the film that revolves around the LA underground comedy scene is set for later this month in Los Angeles.
TOO LATE is the story of a lonely assistant who finally finds love and must escape her monster of a boss before she and her new love become his next meal.
Lynch, who will play the lead ‘Bob Devore’ in the film, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, including the Comedy Central Show “Corporate,” “Corpse Tub,” Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” “Dope State,” IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” and “Portlandia,” and Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers.”
Rajskub is best known for the role of Chloe O’Brien on Fox’s “24.” She has also recently appeared in the hit Universal comedy NIGHT SCHOOL opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, and on the shows “Now Apocalypse,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” She will next be seen in the independent features DINNER IN AMERICA and A WORLD AWAY.
This is the inaugural feature film for Firemark Media, which was founded by D.W. Thomas and her husband Tom Becker in 2017."