UNTITLED HORROR MOVIE: "A comedy about making a horror movie from the director who brought you, Truth or Dare (2017). With their hit TV show on the brink of cancellation, six actors decide to film their own horror movie, unintentionally summoning a spirit with an affinity for violence."
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MY HEART CAN'T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO: "Fresh off the heels of a successful Tribeca Film Festival, Dark Sky Films proudly announces the June 25th theatrical + digital release of MY HEART CAN'T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO."
Synopsis: "Dwight (Patrick Fugit) prowls the streets after dark. He searches each night for the lonely and forlorn, looking for people who won't be missed. Dwight takes no joy in this, but he needs their blood. Without fresh human blood, his fragile young brother Thomas cannot survive. Each death takes a larger toll, the burden of his crimes weighing heavier each time, threatening to crack his spirit. But Thomas (Owen Campbell) and his sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram) are all the family Dwight has left, and as a fiercely private and close-knit family unit, they depend on him and the rituals they've learned in order to keep their secret. But while Dwight yearns for another life, Jessie needs them to stay together. And always the boy must feed."
Written and Directed by: Jonathan Cuartas
Country of Origin: United States
Distributor: Dark Sky Films
Produced by: Kenny Oiwa Riches, Anthony Pedone, Jesse Brown, Ian Peterson, Patrick Fugit
Cast: Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Owen Campbell
Production Designer: Rodrigo Cuartas
Cinematographer: Michael Cuartas
Run Time: 90 minutes
APPS: "In July, the horror/fantasy anthology APPS, directed by Lucio A. Rojas, Sandra Arriagada, José Miguel Zúñiga, Camilo León and Samot Márquez; will begin its international path with its world premiere at one of the most important fantasy film festivals in the world, the 25th edition of BIFAN, which will be held in South Korea.
Lucio A. Rojas, one of its executive producers: “It was possible to finish APPS in this pandemic year and a half. It was pretty hard due to restrictive conditions, but we were able to pull through. Five stories were built, each unique and different from the others – all entertaining, fresh and of great technical quality, including spectacular special effects. This is an anthology informed by several inspirations, by quality films and also by current technological trends.”
The project’s creator, José Miguel Zúñiga, tells us about his segment: “My story is called “Manada” and it shows how the ambition for money can lead four young people to commit an atrocity and transmit it through the internet, what they do not know is that everything in life comes back and they will try a dose of their own medicine; girl power will take its revenge. The film’s aesthetic is inspired by movies from the eighties, there is even a tribute to the film THE SHINING."
Sandra Arriagada, Chile’s first female director to present a feature at a fantasy film festival, said: “With "OnFire" I wanted to put into practice a subgenre that I have always loved, and that I have seen in many Asian productions, which is social satire in black comedy-slapstick. A sarcastic point of view toward irresponsible parenting and children's minds when that happens. And of course a sweet revenge through its protagonist’s pyrokinesis, the power of internal rage. Rage is comedy”.
Camilo León, for whom this film marks an international debut: “In "Frequency" I wanted to talk about loneliness, an often overlooked concept that can bring illness, fear, physical and psychological damage and even death. In addition, I wanted to interpret loneliness as something suffocating, which locks you in a perceptual world where death is not the liberation of this same concept.”
For his part, Lucio A. Rojas spoke about the different short films’ influences: “All of the segments are indebted to their own influences. In my case, “Edén” is a mix between folk horror and survival film. It’s as if you took the girls from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, after kidnapping them, you used them as part of a dark ancestral ritual. This movie’s inherent freedom allowed us to play with different subgenres.”
The anthology stars Tutú Vidaurre, Clara Kovacic, Fernanda Finterbusch, León Arriagada, Nestor Cantillana, Nicolás Durán and Ignacia Uribe, among others; and is a co-production between Fascinante Films, Mastodonte, Femtastica Films and Pragma Films."
THE CARNIVORES: "Dark Sky Films proudly announces the July 13th DVD release of THE CARNIVORES"
Synopsis: "Alice and Bret’s dog Harvie is dying, and he’s ruining everything. What had been a bright little family is quickly being consumed by clouds of self-doubt, suspicion, and a disturbing amount of ground beef. Bret (Lindsay Burdge) is taking the news hard. She's had Harvie since before the relationship and is startled to find just how much of her sense of self is wrapped up in her history with him. Alice (Tallie Medel) thus finds herself on the outside of a relationship looking in. Bret's obsession with the dog is getting overtly unhealthy, yet the more Alice attempts to connect, the further Bret retreats.
As the stress on Alice, a vegan, manifests in increasingly strange ways involving sleepwalking and a fascination with meat, she plans to get rid of Harvie to reclaim Bret’s love. But when Alice wakes one night holding an empty leash with no sign of Harvie except his severed ear, she begins to fear she's become a monster. As each woman sets out in search of what's been lost, Alice and Bret uncover parts of each other they never suspected, hideous and beautiful alike."