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Check out this Glass featurette ahead of its highly anticipated release―in just one week―on January 18th. Also in today's Highlights: Final Girls Berlin Film Festival's screenings and the Xander-centric Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 cover.

Watch a Glass Featurette: "M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum also serve as executive producers.

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad. www.glassmovie.com

Genre: Comic-Book Thriller

Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, with Sarah Paulson and Samuel L. Jackson

Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan

Executive Producers: Steven Schneider, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Kevin Frakes

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Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Screenings Announced: Press Release: "The 4th edition of Final Girls Berlin Film Festival will take place in Berlin, Germany from January 31st to February 3rd, 2019. FGBFF showcases horror films that were directed, written, and/or produced by women and non-binary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the program consists of seven feature films, eight curated short blocks. This edition’s shorts will also highlight Vera Miao’s ‘Two Sentence Horror Stories’. Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, the anthology series features disturbing updated tales of horror and haunting for the digital age. In addition to the visual smorgasbord, FGBFF v4.0 will be presenting four filmmaker panels that will be dissecting some of horror’s more nuanced topics ranging from intersectionality in slasher flicks to an analysis of gender and body horror. To round out this year’s offering the fest will also host a Pretty Deadly self-defense workshop.

Festival Co-Director Elinor Lewy says “We’ve got a jam-packed and highly international program which expands and challenges definitions of the horror genre” and fellow director Sara Neidorf adds "Final Girls is bringing you a whole different spin on the genre-- exploring different fears and fantasies, with more diversity behind and in front of the camera, and a critical gaze on the structures and systems plaguing society."

CAM
CAM is a technology-driven horror film set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl, who wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. As this copy begins to push the boundaries of Alice's internet identity, the control that Alice has over her life vanishes. While she struggles to regain what she's lost, she slowly finds herself drawn back to her show and to the mysterious person who has taken her place.

HOUNDS OF LOVE
In mid-1980s Australia, seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors, she quickly realizes she must drive a wedge between them in order to survive.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
A gritty fairytale about a gang of five street children trying to survive the horrific violence of drug cartels and the ghosts created by the Mexican drug war. Ten-year-old Estrella has three wishes, the first of which is that her missing mother returns. Her wish comes true, but she returns in the form of spectral visions. Her intuition leads her to join a gang of orphaned boys, with whom she must fight real-world and supernatural evils. A beautiful mix of fantasy and reality and an exploration of the powerful strength and resilience of children amidst the tragic horrors surrounding them. This film, which has been compared to Pan’s Labyrinth, has received sweeping critical acclaim and has been a much-discussed favorite at numerous film fests around the world, including Fantastic Fest (USA), where it premiered.

FELT
Amy, a San Francisco artist, is haunted by a recent trauma. As she veers dangerously close to a complete emotional and psychological breakdown, she plunges into the world of her art as a coping mechanism. She re-appropriates the male form by creating an alter ego that assumes power and domination. When Amy meets Kenny, a seemingly nice, down-to-earth guy, she decides to open herself up to him, hoping he can restore her faith in mankind.

NANCY
Amy, a San Francisco artist, is haunted by a recent trauma. As she veers dangerously close to a complete emotional and psychological breakdown, she plunges into the world of her art as a coping mechanism. She re-appropriates the male form by creating an alter ego that assumes power and domination. When Amy meets Kenny, a seemingly nice, down-to-earth guy, she decides to open herself up to him, hoping he can restore her faith in mankind.

GOOD MANNERS
Set in São Paulo, the film follows Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of the city who is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans. With powerful visuals and impeccable cinematography, GOOD MANNERS is a genre hybrid - an unexpected and wild werewolf movie unlike any other and a poignant social and racial allegory on modern-day Brazilian society.

A young woman named Arletty goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. Despite many warnings to stay away from the town which consumed her father, especially as the portentous “blood moon” approaches, Arletty delves deeper into the town and the uncanny people within it. Are they vampires? Cannibals? Zombies? This obscure cult classic unfolds its own eccentric mythologies and atmospheric amidst haunting music and cinematography. Film Comment called it “one of the top 10 classics, overlooked horror films of all time."

Talks and Workshops

Hysteria and Demonic Possession: A Psychoanalytic Investigation

Mary Wild leads a talk that focuses on cinematic representations of demonic possession as a manifestation of unresolved unconscious conflict. Iconic depictions of possession are startlingly similar to fits of hysteria, where language no longer functions normally. Words, memories, experiences, and impulses become ‘trapped’ in the interior psychic space, forced under house-arrest in the hysteric’s body, and manifesting in chilling ways.

About the instructor: Mary Wild is the creator of the PROJECTIONS lecture series at Freud Museum London, applying psychoanalysis to film interpretation.

Burn it to the ground: Looking back at the problem of intersectionality in 80s slasher films and the way forward & Gender and Body Horror: A New Paradigm of Terror.

'Burn it to the ground' begins with an intersectional analysis of three slasher films from the 80s - an era of horror frequently critiqued for its marked lack of nuanced characters and, more pertinently, presenting a cookie-cutter version of American society that is markedly lacking in diversity. Lang compares with modern horror films that seek to create a more fulsome depiction of intersectional characters: Tragedy Girls, Boo!, May, People Under the Stairs and others, to examine a spectrum of bodily representation.

For her second talk at FGBFF Lang will look at the way women and trans bodies have been used in horror films as sites of terror and metaphors for the monstrosities of psychological/sexual trauma in a film taking examples from Teeth, Rabid, In My Skin, Raw, Thanatomorphose, Contracted and others. Lang will also examine and discuss how horror films deal with gender dysphoria and trans characters in a variety of films like Psycho and Silence of the Lambs, and the early works of David Cronenberg.

About the instructor: Alison Lang is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. She writes about music, horror movies, DIY culture, and other weird things.

Feminist Takes on Technology and Reproductive Horror

A graphically illustrated tour through the mutant offspring, weaponized tools and evolutionary agendas of feminist reproductive horror films that explore brave new worlds of reproductive technologies. From the Alien series through Evolution and beyond, we'll look at the badass, broody bitches from post-pill cinema leading up to today.

About the instructor: Alanna Thain is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and World Cinemas at McGill University in Montreal. She is the author of Bodies in Time: Suspense, Affect, Cinema (U. of Minnesota Press 2017). She is also a member of the Montreal Monstrum Society.

What If She Fought Back? Pretty Deadly Self Defense Workshop

Pretty Deadly Self Defense takes scenes from six of our favorite classic horror films and turns them around on the bad guy. Here's your chance to learn some self defense techniques to fight back against villainous favs Jack, Jason, Freddy, Candyman, and more!

Pretty Deadly Self Defense is a self-trust building, self-empowering, self-defense program based in Berlin. Find out more info on their website http://prettydeadly.org

Short Film Programs

Tainted Love
-My Monster (Dir. Izzy Lee, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Instinct (Dir. Maria Alice Arida, USA, 2017, German Premiere)
-Sell Your Body (Dir. Jannelle Yee, USA, 2017)
-Pages (Dir. Shaan Couture, France/USA, 2018, European Premiere)
-Supine (Dir. Nicole Goode, Czech Republic/Canada, 2018, German Premiere)
-Puppet Master (Dir. Hanna Bergholm, Finland, German Premiere)

Obsessions
-Two-Sentence Horror Stories: Singularity (Dir. Vera Miao, USA, 2017, European Premiere)
-Real Artists (Dir. Cameo Wood, USA, 2017)
-Just After Midnight (Dirs. Anne-Marie Puga & Jean-Raymond Garcia, France, 2017)
-Enid (Dir. Brad Netherclift, Australia, 2016)
-42 Counts (Dir. Jill Gevargizian, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Dreams From The Ocean (Dir. Carolina Sandvik, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Asian Girls (Dir. Hyun Lee, Australia, 2017)

Social Horror
-Devil Woman (Dir. Heidi Douglas, Australia, 2018, German Premiere)
-Knock Knock (Dir. Kennekki Jones-Jones, USA, 2018, European Premiere)
-Dulce Hogar (Dir. Giovana Olmos, Mexico/Canada, 2018)
-My Final Girl: Black Women in American Horror (Dir. Laura Spark, UK, 2017)
-11 Minutes (Dir. Hilda Lopes Pontes, Brazil, 2018, German Premiere)
-Catcalls (Dir. Kate Dolan, Ireland, 2017)
-Baptism (Dir. Mackenzie Bartlett, USA, 2017)

Social Horror
-All Men Must Die! (Dir. Kate Beacom, USA, 2018, European Premiere)
-Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (Dir. Laura Moss, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Control (Dir. Kimmy Gatewood, USA, 2018, European Premiere)
-Panic Attack (Dir. Eileen O'Meara, USA, 2018)
-Pink Trailer (Dir. Macey Isaacs, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Cherry (Dir. Paul Holbrook, UK, 2018)
-Polyfilia (Dir. Scarlett Anderson, UK, 2018, European Premiere)
-Evströnger (Dir. Silvia Conesa, Spain, 2017)
-The Party (Dir. Mackenzie Bartlett, USA, 2018)
-The Only Thing I Love More Than You Is Ranch Dressing (Dir. Sydney Clara Brafman USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-Mouse (Dir. Celine Held & Logan George, USA, 2017)

Long in the Tooth
-I Am Albert (Dir. Aurélia Raoull, France, 2018)
-Entropia (Dir. Marinah Janello, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-The Old Woman Who Hid Her Fear Under the Stairs (Dir. Faye Jackson, UK, 2017, German Premiere)
-Shell Phone (Dir. Miren Mujika, Spain, 2018, German Premiere)
-Grammy (Dir. Jill Gevargizian, USA, 2015, German Premiere)
-Centrifugado (Dir. Mireia Noguera, Spain, 2017, German Premiere)
-La Proeza (Isaac Berrocal, Spain, 2018, German Premiere)
-Two Sentence Horror Stories: Second Skin (Dir. Ryan Spindell, USA, 2017, European Premiere)

Growing Pains
-Caroline (Dir. Celine Held & Logan George, USA, 2018)
-Little (Dir. Brittany Brock, USA, 2018, German Premiere)
-TiCK (Dir. Ashlea Wessel, Canada, 2018, German Premiere)
- ¿Quieres que hoy te bese? [Do You Want Me to Kiss You This Time?] (Dir. Miriam Ortega Domínguez, Spain, 2018, German Premiere)
-A Death Story Called Girl (Dir. Nathalia Beahand, USA, 2018)
-Silhouettes (Dir. Sarah Brill, USA, 2018, International Premiere)
-Lucy’s Tale (Chelsea Lupkin, USA, 2018, European Premiere)

Flesh and Blood
-Blood Runs Down (Dir. Zandashé Brown, USA, 2018)
-Hana (Dir. Mai Nakanishi, Japan, 2018, Berlin Premiere)
-Colony (Dir. Catherine Bonny, Australia, 2018, European Premiere)
-Ma (Dir. Vera Miao, USA, 2017, European Premiere)
-The Pig Child (Dir. Lucy Campbell, UK, 2014)
-9 Steps (Dir. Marisa Crespo & Moises Romera, Spain, 2018, Berlin)
-Nose Nose Nose EYES (Jiwon Moon, Korea, 2018, German Premiere)."

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 Xander Cover: Press Release: "BOOM! Studios today unveiled the main cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor featuring Xander Harris surrounded by vampires! This vital chapter of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores April 3, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.

Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 features main covers by fan-favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and illustrator Feifei Ruan (Descendant of the Crane, Jim Henson’s Storyteller).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 will be available for sale on April 3, 2019, exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic books, graphic novels and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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BOOM! Studios were founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating a world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

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Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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