Brad Michael Elmore's Bit will screen at this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, which is set for July 26th at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Dreamkatcher production details and Mimesis: Nosferatu wins the Golden Stake Award at the 2019 International Vampire Film and Arts Festival.

Bit Screening at Outfest 2019: "Provocator and Thirty06 have announced the SoCal Premiere of Brad Michael Elmore's Bit at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. Actress and activist Nicole Maines (The CW's "Supergirl") headlines the cast as Laurel, a small town trans teen who heads to the City of Angels to find a new life. Instead, she meets a gang of intersectional feminist vampires led by Duke (Diana Hopper, Amazon's "Goliath"). Not knowing if they want to kill her, befriend her or turn her, Laurel learns to understand the love and dangers of her new group of friends.

A pulsing soundtrack, impossibly cool style, sharp wit, and a little camp breathe life into this fresh take on blood-thirsty ladies of the night. Bit will screen at Outfest Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theatre July 26th.

Making her feature debut, Maines is joined by Diana Hopper ("Goliath"), James Paxton (Boogeyman Pop, "Eyewitness"), Zolee Griggs ("Wu-Tang: An American Saga"), Friday Chamberlain, Char Diaz, Greg Hill (Operation Finale) and M.C. Gainey (Con Air). Brad Michael Elmore (Blumhouse's Boogeyman Pop) directed from a script he wrote, alongside producers Robert Reed Peterson, Nicholas Cafritz, Peter Winther, Louis Steyn, and T.J. Steyn.

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Outfest:
Friday, July 26, 2019
9:45 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

As soon as she graduates from her small-town, small-minded high school, trans teen Laurel immediately sets her sights on Los Angeles, seeking a bigger, more accepting world. As fate would have it, on Laurel's first night out, she ends up at a warehouse party with a mysterious punk group of girls. Her luck turns when she is attacked and left for dead by the group's leader, Duke. Laurel awakens to discover she has been bitten and may be turning into a vampire. Duke invites her to join the vampire squad if she can live by their rules: eat what you kill and no turning men. Faced with the decision to join the girls, Laurel becomes entrenched in their ways while beginning to doubt whether or not she's ready to become one of the undead."

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Mimesis: Nosferatu Wins the Golden Stake Award: "London, England is home to the Godfather of the modern vampire novel (Bram Stoker) so it’s fitting that Filmfreeway’s Top-rated International Vampire Film Festival (VAMPFEST) should relocate from Transylvania. This year the festival awarded MIMESIS: NOSFERATU BEST PICTURE the recipient of the coveted Golden Stake award.

The themed festival celebrates vampires in all walks of fiction from popular literature to graphic novels, classic Hammer horror, and new independent features. The festival hosted special screenings of Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK that features Lance Henriksen who costars
in MIMESIS: NOSFERATU. MIMESIS: NOSFERATU has spent the last months in the festival circuit screening in Rome, Italy at the 38th annual FANTAFEST. The film was also invited for a special screening at the popular MONSTERPALOOZA in Pasadena, CA with attendance of 16,000. This fall MIMESIS: NOSFERATU will screen in BARCELONA at the B RETINA Film Festival and more to come.

MIMESIS: NOSFERATU is the sequel to the 2012 Anchor Bay film MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD that costarred SID HAIG (3 FROM HELL, DEVIL’S REJECTS). The sequel tells the story of a private arts school launching a multimedia adaptation of FW Murnau’s classic NOSFERATU. Things turn sinister with the casting of an eccentric method actor who takes his role as Count Orlok seriously.

The first MIMESIS aired on SHOWTIME NETWORKS and was a top rental on disc back in 2012. MIMESIS: NOSFERATU stars Allen Maldonado (The Last OG), Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, Aliens).

The producers are currently entertaining distribution offers and expect a wide-scale release later this year. To connect with the producers check out the official facebook page at www.facebook.com/mimesismovie"

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Dreamkatcher Production Details: "Marking the feature debut of director Kerry Harris with a script written by Dan V. Shea and based on a story by Harris and Shea, DREAMKATCHER follows a Manhattan therapist (RADHA MITCHELL) who travels upstate with her boyfriend (HENRY THOMAS) and his orphaned son (FINLAY WOJTAK-HISSONG) who is tormented by nightmares of his dead mother. When the husband is forced to return to the city, the therapist remains with the boy and they encounter a mysterious neighbor (LIN SHAYE) in the woods.

Jules Wilcox (Under The Silver Lake, Bloodline) and Joseph Bishara (Insidious, The Conjuring) round out the cast in supporting roles.

The combined gross box office earnings of the cast exceed the $1 Billion mark. The filmmakers are eyeing a series of films based on the premise.

DREAMKATCHER is produced by Christian Taylor of Taylor Lane Productions (MEASURE OF A MAN, HICK), Orian Williams (CONTROL, ENGLAND IS MINE), Annie Stewart (LEAVING LAS VEGAS, TIMECODE) and Kerry Harris. Executive Producers are Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein, Radha Mitchell, Lin Shaye, and Gina Rugolo.

Christian Taylor says, “Dreamkatcher is a grounded horror thriller that explores themes of science vs the supernatural and I’m thrilled to be working with Kerry and this incredible cast”.

The film is being sold internationally by Screen Media in partnership with Film Mode Entertainment.

Lin Shaye recently starred in Insidious: The Last Key and Room for Rent. She next stars in the feature Grudge and the Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. She is handled by Rugolo Entertainment and Buchwald.

Radha Mitchell recently starred in Celeste and The Romanoffs. She is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Doug Stone.

Henry Thomas recently starred in The Haunting of Hill House. He is repped by GERSH and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Finlay Wojtak-Hissong recently appeared in Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers and The Banana Splits. He is handled by Coast to Coast and Attorney Carolyn Conrad.

Jules Wilcox is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

Kerry Harris is repped by Elina Levina at Toronto based Harrison Artist Management.

Dan V. Shea is represented by Woolf Lapin. Eyde Belasco cast the feature."

[Image Note: Lin Shaye pictured above in the movie Room for Rent.]

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).