In today's horror highlights: first details on the London Lovecraft Festival lineup, Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg screenings include an "M. Nite" screening series, and a trailer for The Drone from the makers of Zombeavers:

London Lovecraft Festival 2019 Lineup Revealed: "From the depths, it rises - the 2019 London Lovecraft Festival, seven days of celebrating the mythos-making mind of H.P. Lovecraft! This year the festival is one day longer and many productions larger, with several one-off performances especially created for the festival. This includes a staged reading of “Cool Air” originally done at the 2005 Seattle Lovecraft Festival, a production of “Shivers,” the cult favorite spooky tales and music event, and a first-ever “Night of a Thousand Tentacles” Lovecraft burlesque evening on opening night, co-produced with the Clocktopus Cabaret. There is also an interactive production “Patient 4620” taking place overall SEVEN days of the festival, offsite at the Royal Museum of Contemporary Art. What happened to artist Gretel Sauerbrot after she was admitted to the Raventhorne Institution? Put on your headphones and unravel the mystery!

For Lovecraft fanatics, the festival is the top place to get a fresh fix of eldritch horror, with two brand new, fully realized productions making their world premiere at the festival - “Late Night with Cthulu,” a post-apocalyptic look at life after the Old Ones take over, and “Lovecraft After Dark,” an expansion of story-teller Jonathan Goodwin’s excursion into weird fiction. “Madness will be a blessing to those mere mortals who witness the crawling chaos soon to be released upon mankind!”

The festival also has a new writing strand, with a competition curated by Orange Shade Productions to encourage people to try their hand at adapting the works of Lovecraft - or branching out further into his world. On the last day of the festival, the winner will receive a staged reading of their festival-length show. In addition, festival founder T.L. Wiswell will present her gender-switched adaptation of “Albertina West: Reanimator” as a staged reading on the second night of the festival.

To round out the week, there are two nights of the show “Providence,” a blending of Lovecraft’s life and stories; a reading of “Pickman’s Model” by master storyteller Robert Lloyd Parry; two nights of a puppet-enhanced version of “The Lurking Fear;” a sound-effects/radio play presentation of “The Colour Out of Space;” and a one-off show called “The Witching Hour” showcasing the creepy writing of M.R. James. Come for one show or come see them all - but be warned you will never feel quite safe as you walk through this world again.

3 February - 9 February, various times (noon - 9 PM): Patient 4620

3 February Sunday
6:15: Pickman's Model
7:30: Clocktopus Cabaret: Night of a Thousand Tentacles
9:30: Reading: Cool Air

4 Feb Monday:
7 PM: Lovecraft Shivers
9 PM: Albertina West, Reanimator (staged reading)

5-6 Tues Weds:
7 PM: Providence
9 PM: Lurking Fear

7 Feb Thurs
9: Don't Go Into the Cellar: Lovecraft After Dark
9 PM: Don't Go Into the Cellar: The Witching Hour

8 Feb Fri
7 PM: Late Night With Cthulhu
9 PM: The Colour Out of Space

9 Feb Sat
2:30: Late Night with Cthulhu
5 PM: Lovecraft Festival/Orange Shade New Writing Competition Winner
7 PM: Late Night With Cthulhu
9 PM: The Colour Out of Space

Festival website:
Old Red Lion website (tickets):
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Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg Screenings Announced: "RUST CREEK at midnite on January 11 and 12th. This chilling horror film follows a young woman facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. Tickets available here.


BRUNCH - It’s January, the holidays are over and it’s freezing outside. Comprising a diverse line-up of films, including the winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or, a Nora Ephron classic, a rare 35mm print, and a powerful documentary about a generation fighting for the right to live.

Jan 5 and 6 – SHOPLIFTERS
Jan 12 and 13 – MICKEY AND NICKY
Jan 19 and 20 – WHOSE STREETS?
Jan 27 – AEON FLUX

M. NITE - Nitehawk looks back on the strongest works of M. Night Shyamalan at an hour that seems most fitting. M. Nite features four midnite screenings to mark the release of GLASS, his newest film that closes the loop on the UNBREAKABLE trilogy.

Jan 4 and 5 – UNBREAKABLE
Jan 11 and 12 – SPLIT
Jan 18 and 19 – THE SIXTH SENSE
Jan 25 and 26 - SIGNS


KARYN KUSAMA - A mini-retrospective of the films directed by Karyn Kusama, including a 35mm print of GIRLFIGHT and a Q&A with Karyn following the screening of JENNIFER’S BODY.

Jan 24 – JENNIFER’S BODY (with Q&A)
Jan 26 – GIRLFIGHT (Brunch)
Jan 26 – XX (Midnite)
Jan 27 – AEON FLUX


Love is Love: For the month of February, brunch and midnite screenings will be dedicated to the celebration of love. Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg is showing a selection of classic and cult-favorite films that explore the many ways love manifests. Sip and savor while indulging on heart beating titles like Notting Hill, Crash, Love & Basketball, and Love, Simon. Nitehawk and chill on cocktails, dinner, and dessert with the ones you love.

Feb 2 and 3 – PARIAH
Feb 8 and 9 – CRASH
Feb 9 and 10 – NOTTING HILL
Feb 16 and 17 – LOVE, SIMON
Feb 22 and 23 – BOUND
Feb 23 and 24 – LOVE & BASKETBALL


FILM FEAST: On February 12th, our signature series highlights the best of what Nitehawk has to offer. An exquisitely curated multi-course food and drink pairings inspired by the city of love itself, Paris. While screening Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset and timed to the exact scene, a film feast is a unique dining experience that is choreographed for a delicious, immersive, and memorable combination unlike one’s ever tasted or seen before."


Watch The Drone Trailer: "THE DRONE, directed by Jordan Rubin (director of ZOMBEAVERS), makes its world premiere this month at Slamdance. The film stars John Brotherton, Alex Essoe, Anita Briem, Neil Sandilands, and Simon Rex.

Written by Rubin and brothers Jon and Al Kaplan, the pic is about a newlywed couple who is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.

**Slamdance World Premiere**
Monday, January 28, 2019, at 10:30 pm @ Ballroom, 255 Main Street, Park City, Summit County, UT 84060

Production Company: Bazelevs
Directed by: Jordan Rubin
Written by: Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin & Al Kaplan
Producer: Adam Sidman, Jordan Rubin
Executive Producers: Ana Liza Muravina, Maria Zatulovskaya, Igor Tsay
Starring: Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Anita Briem, Neil Sandilands, Rex Linn, Simon Rex, Sam Adegoke and Christopher Matthew Cook
Running Time: 82 Minutes
Instagram/Twitter:@thedronelives @jordanrubin
Logline: A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Synopsis: A cornered serial killer transfers his consciousness into a consumer drone, which flies off to terrorize newlyweds Rachel (Alex Essoe) and Chris (John Brotherton). The couple must fight to stop the insidious device before it destroys them both.
Sales Agents:
John McGrath (UTA)
Foreign sales agent: Roman Kopelevich (Red Sea Media)
CIS, Ukraine, Baltics: Valeria Dobrolyubova (MIRSAND Ltd.)"

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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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