When you go camping, you never know who you might encounter in the isolated wilderness, and the new poster for IFC Midnight's Killing Ground sends a foreboding message to outdoor enthusiasts. Also in today's Horror Highlights is a trailer for The Sublet and clips and release details for the horror comedy Hank Boyd is Dead.

Killing Ground Poster: Written and directed by Damien Power, Killing Ground stars Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pederson, Ian Meadows, and Aaron Glenane. IFC Midnight will release Killing Ground in theaters and on VOD beginning July 21st. In case you missed it, read our own Heather Wixson's Sundance review of Killing Ground.

Synopsis: "A couple’s romantic camping trip becomes a desperate fight for survival in this ultra-raw, unhinged kill ride. In need of a break from the pressures of their life in the city, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) head to a remote beach for a weekend getaway. When they come across an abandoned campsite, with no trace of its occupants, they’re concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they’re scared. And when they encounter two local sociopaths (Aaron Glenane, Aaron Pederson), they’re in for a hell of a bad time. Weaving with unexpected twists and turns, Killing Ground delivers both nerve-shredding suspense and gut-punching realism."


The Sublet Trailer: Press Release: "June 29, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – “I can hear people talking, cooking, but I never see anyone.”

TriCoast Entertainment presents the release of the psychological thriller THE SUBLET, in collaboration with Breakthrough Entertainment and Black Fawn Films. Produced and directed by John Ainslie, the film focuses on the terror of Joanna, (Tianna Nori), and her fiancée, Jeff, (Mark Matechuk), when they move into a sublet apartment, located in an eerie small town.

Instead of starting their new life together, the sublet apartment begins tearing their family apart.

While settling in, Joanna struggles with postpartum depression and Jeff is devoted to his career, leaving her alone as the sole caretaker of their child. Doubts about her husband creep slowly in when Joanna discovers a synchronicity with the violent and lonely past of a previous tenant of the apartment, Margaret (Krista Madison), who Joanna suspects may still be living there, along with them.

The terror Margaret secretly endured at the hands of her abusive husband is revealed when Joanna finds Margaret’s hidden diary. The women begin to connect through their shared sentiments of extreme loneliness and pain occurring within the same apartment. Joanna slowly begins to lose her grip on reality as she re-lives the horror Margaret experienced within the dark, mysterious rooms of the apartment. As she detects the same behavior on her own husband, the past comes crashing into the present, and Joanna loses her identity.

THE SUBLET is a taut, suspenseful thriller that captures the torture of Joanna’s battle with postpartum depression playing out against the creepy rooms of the haunted apartment.

In the tradition of Jacob’s Ladder, Joanna’s slow descent into madness is a counterpoint to the explosive violence seeping though the walls from another time, culminating in a shocking conclusion.

For more information, go to: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4285960/"


Hank Boyd is Dead Trailer: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA. (June 25, 2017) - HANK BOYD IS DEAD will be making its worldwide debut on Tuesday, June 27! Genre distributor Terror Films has released the official poster, trailer and one more clip from the film (“I Think You Should Have Your Tea”).

Writer/director Sean Melia’s twisted story follows struggling actress/caterer Sarah Walsh (Stefanie E. Frame). She is left alone to tend to the post-funeral gathering for Hank Boyd, a quiet loner who stood accused of a horrific crime. She knew Hank in high school and finds it hard to believe that he could do anything terrible. However, her opinion begins to change after she meets Hank’s brother David (David Christopher Wells); David is a local cop with a checkered past. Sarah also meets: David’s dimwitted partner Ray (Michael Hogan), David’s mother Beverly (Carole Monferdini) who’s in the latter stages of dementia and Aubrey (Liv Rooth), his distant and obviously damaged younger sister. As the family’s secrets are exposed and the bodies pile up, Sarah must provide the performance of a lifetime, if she hopes to survive and all because… Hank Boyd is dead.

As part of their new Worldwide digital release model, Terror Films will release the film across several territories and on multiple digital platforms. Territories hosting the release include: the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Ireland, the U.K. and Pan-Russia. Platforms which will show the film include the following: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box, Vudu, Steam, Vimeo On Demand, Roku (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight), I Bleed Indie and Tubi TV. The premiere SVOD platform iFlix will also be picking up the film, which will further expand the film’s worldwide distribution in the coming months.

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

And: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/"

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