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The renowned graphic novel from Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura comes to life in the feature film I Kill Giants, which has been acquired for US distribution by RLJE Films. In today's Horror Highlights we also have a look at COMET TV's December viewing guide, the Indiegogo campaign for a Twin Peaks fan project, and we also enter the woods to watch the eerie short film The Temple of Lilith.

RLJE Films Acquires US Distribution Rights to I Kill Giants: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2017 – RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), Umedia and XYZ Films announced today that RLJE has acquired the U.S. rights to the highly anticipated I Kill Giants, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to critical praise. Based on the acclaimed Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura with a screenplay by Joe Kelly, the film was directed by Anders Walter, the Academy Award winning writer/director for the short Helium, and stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, That Awkward Moment), and Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2). XYZ Films is handling worldwide rights on the film, which was backed by Ingenious and financed by Umedia with the participation of Having Me Films.

I Kill Giants was produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), Michael Barnathan (The Help), Kyle Franke (Holidays), Joe Kelly (Big Hero 6), Kim Magnusson (Adam’s Apples), Martin Metz (Submergence), Adrian Politowski (Deep), and Nick Spicer (The Invitation). Peter Bevan (Erased), Johanna Hogan (Maudie), Michelle Miller (“Scary Larry”), Susan Mullan (Brooklyn), Justin Nappi (All Is Lost), Mark Radcliffe (Home Alone) Xinyue Sun and Wei Zou executive produced the fantasy drama, which RLJE Films will release in theaters in 2018.

“We’re thrilled to acquire an amazing film that was so well received at the Toronto International Film Festival,” said RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward. “With the film’s talented, veteran filmmakers and an amazing cast led by Madison Wolfe and Zoe Saldana, we couldn’t be happier to share this beautiful film with audiences at large.”

I Kill Giants tells the story of Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who chooses to escape the realities of school and a drab family life by retreating into her magical world of Titans and Giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school therapist (Zoe Saldana), Barbara will learn to battle her Giants and face her fears – tackling the mean bullies at school, her sister (Imogen Poots) and her difficult home life and eventually her biggest dread of the unknown.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers."

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COMET TV December Viewing Guide: From COMET TV: "AIRING ON COMET in December

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…

THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET! 

Martian Holiday Movie Marathon

Sunday, December 25 starting at NOON/11C

Mars Needs Women (1968)

Starting at NOON/11C 

The Angry Red Planet (1960)

Starting at 2P/1C

Queen of Blood (1966)

Starting at 4P/3C 

Red Planet Mars (1952)

Starting at 6P/5C

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Starting at 8P/7C

FILMS ON COMET IN DECEMBER

Tank Girl (1995)

Want to warm up this holiday season? Take a trip to the year 2033, where cold isn't an issue but an apocalyptic lack of water is. Starring Lori Petty as the titular hero, and Malcolm McDowell as the villainous Kesslee, Tank Girl is an action-packed adventure that's so explosive you might just end up putting jetpacks at the top of your holiday gift list.

Friday, December 29 at 8P/7C

Saturday, December 30 at 8P/7C

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

If you thought Jeff Goldblum was charming in human form, just wait until you see him when he's an alien. Also starring Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans, 'Earth Girls are Easy' sees a trio of aliens crash land on Earth and take the California dating scene by storm. Even the hardest to please Valley girl is no match for the charms of these furry Cassanovas.

Friday, December 15 at 8P/7C

Saturday, December 16 at 8P/7C

Saturday, December 30 at 6P/5C

December Weekly Themes

Airing weekdays at 4P/3C throughout December, check schedule at CometTV.com

Haunted House Movies (12/4 – 12/8)

Vincent Price Movies (12/11 – 12/15)

Creature Features (12/18 – 12/22)

Cult Sci-fi Movies (12/26 – 12/29)

December Friday Night Movies

Friday Primetime Movie 8P/7C

Saturday Encore Presentation 8P/7C

Leviathan (1989)

Friday, December 8 at 8P/7C

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

Friday, December 15 at 8P/7C

Supernova (2000)

Friday, December 22 at 8P/7C

Tank Girl (1995)

Friday, December 29 at 8P/7C

Cult Classic Theater

Check out rare sci-fi, B-movies, and unmistakable oddities.

Saturdays at 2P EST.

Meteor Man (1993)

Saturday, December 9 at 2P/1C

Solarbabies (1986)

Saturday, December 9 at 4P/3C

Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Saturday, December 16 at 2P/1C

Dolls (1986)

Saturday, December 16 at 4P/3C

Alien from L.A. (1988)

Saturday, December 23 at 2P/1C

Morons from Outer Space

Saturday, December 23 at 4P/3C

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Saturday, December 30 at 2P/1C

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1965)

Saturday, December 30 at 4P/3C

SERIES ON COMET IN DECEMBER

Andromeda

Classic Space Opera is coming to COMET! Based on materials from sci-fi legend Gene Roddenberry, Andromeda stars all action hero Kevin Sorbo as the Captain of the Andromeda Ascendant, a highly advanced ship whose crew is charged with restoring power and stability to the Systems Commonwealth. But, to succeed the Andromeda crew must battle one of sci-fi’s weirdest looking bad guys….the sinister Magog!

Weekdays at 2P/1C and 10P/9C

Stargate: Atlantis

If you thought gate-hopping action was fun in the Milky Way, just wait until you see what it’s like in the Pegasus Galaxy. Stargate: Atlantis sees a team of international scientists unlocking the secrets of a legendary ancient city, discovering a whole new stargate network in a whole new galaxy, and bringing them face to face with the Wraith, a powerful enemy who are best summed up with the term 'Evil Space Vampires'!

Weekdays at 3P/2C and 11P/10C"

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Twin Peaks Fan Film Queen of Hearts: From Cameron Cloutier on Indiegogo: "Twin Peaks" was my "Star Wars". Perfect tone, mood, writing, directing, acting, music.

Fall 1990: While my high school watched "Beverly Hills 90210", I was the 14 year old who stayed home on Saturday nights and watched "Twin Peaks". Needless to say, I wasn't exactly the cool kid. I didn't care. I was happy.

Fall 2017: I was recently asked, "What creative project would you like to work on next?" I replied, "Make the "Twin Peaks" film I've been dreaming of since high school."

So here we are."

To learn more about Cloutier's Twin Peaks fan film, visit the project's official Indiegogo page.

Above artwork by Hippyann.

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The Temple of Lilith Short Film: Press Release: "Following an exciting festival run for their first feature Flesh of the Void, Sodom & Chimera has unveiled The Temple of Lilith, a new short for an unsuspecting public. The latest from experimental filmmaker James Quinn, The Temple of Lilith stars Hex Suicide from the Suicide Girls, and was shot on 16mm film.

The score was created by Stephan Ortlepp's musical collective Musica Non Grata, who previously composed the score for Flesh of the Void. The Temple of Lilith also features music by the Canadian Doom Metal band Dopethrone.

After the last witch of the south became ashes, never to be remembered, the mother of darkness, Lilith, rises from the ground to harvest the fruits of deadly sin, and set an end to the holocaust of the saints, the religious pandemic that tried to enslave and ultimately annihilate her kind. Planting the seeds of the goat into her skull, she goes her way, on a quest of darkness, to open the gates of hell, become one with the lord of flies.

The Temple of Lilith is a companion piece to Sulphur for Leviathan , a 13 minute arthouse film that Sodom & Chimera will release in 2018.

Sulphur for Leviathan revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of satanism.

The Temple of Lilith is streaming now. Sulphur for Leviathan will premiere in 2018."

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