The gorgeous gore of Brian Yuzna's Society comes to life in Cavitycolors' new shirts and pins collection, and we have a look at the new releases in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes release details on Demons, Don't Sleep, Elliot, and The Atoning.
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Demons Trailer & Release Details: "The devil comes to town this October when Demons, written, directed and starring Miles Doleac, hits theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.
A psychological thriller that marries elements of The Exorcist, The Shining and The Big Chill, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former priest (Doleac, “American Horror Story”, The Hollow) who, along with his wife, are tormented by the ghost of her late sister, as the details of her grisly death are slowly uncovered.
Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster), John Schneider (‘’Smallville’’), Lindsay Anne Willams (The Hollow), Steven Brand (Hellraiser : Revelations), Kristina Emerson (“NCIS : New Orleans”), and Gary Grubbs (Free State of Jones) co-star star in a powerful goosebump-stirring new spookfest from Historia Films, the makers of The Hollow and The Historian.
Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more.
Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviors that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.
Demons is in theaters and VOD October 6."
Don't Sleep Trailer: "Don't Sleep will be available to rent and own on Digital HD 9/29!
Shawn and Zach are young lovers who move into a guesthouse together on an estate owned by Mr. and Mrs. Marino. When bizarre events begin to occur with increasing danger, Zach slowly remembers a forgotten time in his childhood when he suffered from what appeared to be a severe and violent psychosis –memories erased by a series of electroconvulsive shock treatments administered by his psychiatrist. As the terrors surrounding their lives grow to deadly proportions and innocent people are slaughtered, Zach is forced to question his own sanity and fears for Shawn’s safety. Once the threat of psychotic behavior turns into the possibility of demonic possession, Zach is confronted with a horrific reality he never could before have imagined."
Elliot Trailer & Premiere Details: Press Release: "Three and a half years in the making, set in a nightmarish cyber wasteland, and entirely shot in San Francisco with local cast and crew, Craig Jacobson’s ELLIOT is a dire and existential social commentary on the nature of identity in a world saturated with social media and new technologies. The movie is inspired by different spiders and explores the struggle of one man grappling with his desires, the distrust of his own cognition, and the anxiety brought on by his external obligations.
Brought to you by SF film collaborative Dreams For Dead Cats Productions LLC, Elliot tells the tale of a humanoid (Elliot) struggling to maintain his reality and understand his true identity. Elliot is forced into a disconcerting downward spiral of despair in which he is forced to recognize the faults of his own cognition and constructed ideals in a crumbling universe where the lines between fantasy, simulation, and reality are blurred and fibers of Elliot’s fragile existence are ruptured. Starring Joshua Coffy, Robert Pristine Condition Gammel, Jay Sosnicki, Craig Jacobson, Cassandra Sechler, Rachel H. Toups, Anthony A. Russell, Julia Berkowitz, Stefano Lima, Anna Muravitskaya, Geoffrey Colburn, and Matthew Macowski.
Redolent of everything from “Hardware” to “Evil Dead,” with plenty of practical effects, gore, vivid lighting, and odd characters, this film is as visually inventive as it is mentally stimulating. It’s gritty, strange, shot on VHS, and filled with vibrant colors, fantastical characters, and terrifying surprises. ELLIOT is bound to stimulate your senses and get under your skin.
Jacobson’s aim is to immerse the audience in the world of ELLIOT, hopefully stimulating questions and conversation about how the movie relates to existential issues we face today, especially in terms of our growing relationship with social technology.
Elliot premieres this October 5th in San Francisco with tour dates TBA! Want to screen Elliot in your city? Run a podcast, website, or blog and want to review the film or conduct an interview? Contact Dreams For Dead Cats Productions LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org for a screener copy and additional information. Visit www.elliotthemovie.com for further information about the film."
The Atoning: "Available for pre-order NOW on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-atoning/id1257290570#1_TA_web
Writer/Director/Producer Michael Williams, Producer Michael LaCour, Producer Joni Seitz, Executive Producer Daniel Wood, Associate Producer Sabrita Gordon, Associate Producer David Roberson, Composer Keatzi Gunmoney. Williams is also the Cinematographer, Editor, and Executive Producer. The film stars Virginia Newcomb, Michael La Cour, and Cannon Bosarge.
Synopsis: Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they’re thrust into a horror worse than anything they’ve ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past."