Ever since Heather Wixson gave it a 4-star review at 2017's SXSW Film Festival, we've been excited to see Joe Martin's new movie Us and Them. To celebrate the film's October 12th UK release, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers. Tickets for David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018) have gone on sale and those who pre-order will get a free audio download of the Halloween theme by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies! Also: Soul to Keep debut at Shriekfest, Toronto After Dark Film Fest final lineup details, and info on TNT's all-day Supernatural marathon on Halloween!
Us and Them Exclusive Clip: "US AND THEM is a UK film starring Jack Roth (son of actor Tim Roth) in a tour de force performance about an ordinary working class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces. His plan? To start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. His goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about chance. His plan spirals out of control when he holds a banker and his family hostage and forces them to gamble for their lives."
Halloween (2018) Advance Tickets and Halloween Theme Download Details: From the Press Release: "Fandango announces that advance tickets are going on sale this morning for David Gordon Green’s "Halloween" sequel, opening October 19. According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers last month, “Halloween” was voted the single most anticipated horror movie of the fall season. (“The Predator” and “The Nun” were #2 and #3 most anticipated fall horror flicks on the Fandango list.)
Fans who pre-order tickets on Fandango will receive a free audio download of the iconic "’Halloween’ Theme" from the Halloween Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies (full soundtrack available October 19th on Sacred Bones Records).
“‘Halloween’ has everything you could want in a horror flick, as it’s absolutely frightening with a tinge of the dark humor you’d expect from director David Gordon Green,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “There’s good reason why it’s the most anticipated horror movie of the fall: it’s a direct sequel to the original film four decades later and featuring the original star, Jamie Lee Curtis, the original Michael Myers, Nick Castle, and the original director, John Carpenter, returning as the composer.”
Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis’ exclusive interview with “Halloween” director David Gordon Green (“we wanted to make this an old-school movie in a new way”) can be found here: https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/interview-halloween-director-david-gordon-green-753430"
Soul to Keep Shriekfest Premiere Details: Press Release: "The anticipated supernatural horror film Soul To Keep, co-directed by David Allensworth and Monière, will have its world premiere at Shriekfest on Saturday, October 6th in Hollywood. The Cast and Crew will be in attendance.
Shriekfest Film Festival
Saturday, October 6th • 10:00 p.m.
Raleigh Studios - Chaplin Theater (View)
5300 Melrose Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038
Followed by a Q&A
Soul To Keep tells the story of Beelzebub, a demon hell-bent on consuming and taking control of souls, who hunts down siblings and their lifelong friends at a rundown country house.
"Soul to Keep is a great possession horror film that uses a deaf character to uniquely tell the story,” says Shriekfest’s festival director Denise Gossett. “This is a film that horror fans are going to love and we are thrilled to be showing our first ever open captioned film!” she adds.
The introduction of a deaf lead character, Tara, played by deaf actress Sandra Mae Frank, allows the exploration of unique modalities in the narrative style, notably the use of sign language throughout the film. All the actors flawlessly learned and incorporated the sign language into their performances to serve the purpose of the story. This inclusive aspect of the unrepresented Deaf Community makes the production accessible to hard-of-hearing audiences as well as creating a dialogue between the Deaf and Hearing populations.
“The Deaf element in this film came to me originally as something of a scare tactic, and it blossomed into an important statement about bringing communities together,” says director David Allensworth. “Our co-writer Eric Bram’s wife is partially deaf, as well as one of our producers, Matt Meyer, who has a partial hearing loss.”
“I wanted to bring out the elements of a minority group - the deaf and hard of hearing - and showcase them as heroes. In addition, I wanted to tell a horror story with real proven metaphysical elements, not another horror-slasher film,” adds co-director Monière.
About Soul To Keep:
Soul To Keep showcases an ensemble cast composed of eight up-and-coming actors: Sandra Mae Frank (Tara), Aurora Heimbach (Erin), Kate Rose Reynolds (Grace), Tony Spitz (Josh), Craig Fogel (Freddy), Jordan Theodore (Brandon), Derek Long (Toby) and Jessie Jordan (Kimberly).
Soul To Keep is a Shady Tree Films and Cineque Pictures production. Directed by David Allensworth and Monière. Written by Eric Bram and David Allensworth. Produced by Patrick Kendall, p.g.a., Monière, David Allensworth, p.g.a., and Matt Meyer. Co-Produced by Bears Rebecca Fonté and Rachel Morgan. Cinematography by Eric Giovon. Sound Design by Angelo Panetta. Music Composed by Irv Johnson. Editing by Ray Chung. Production Design by Lisa Ramsey. Visual Effects by Carlos Aldana.
The film is repped by sales agent Taylor & Dodge.
About the filmmakers:
David Allensworth, director, co-writer, producer
David Allensworth’s storytelling circles around how we connect to characters and stories resulting in positive changes, enlightenment and an opportunity to escape. From surprise plot twists to secret character motives to authentic situations turned upside down, he infuses his visionary “gotcha” style with every film, series, screenplay, and pitch he’s been involved in. “Soul To Keep” marks his first feature film, and it is a perfect reflection of that style. Though he maintains an office in Los Angeles for his production company Shady Tree Films, he makes New York City his home with his wife and three children. He finds New York to be a hotbed of culture and characters, all of which inspire his storytelling. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
Monière, director, producer
Monière’s storytelling is significantly influenced by his upbringing; born in Kandahar, Afghanistan and raised in Flatbush & Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He comes from a lineage of Sufis and healers, strong believers in metaphysics and the unknown. “If angels are real, why can’t demons be real,” Grace, Soul To Keep. Every project he attaches himself to must raise the collective consciousness of humanity as a whole, creating a morphic resonance. Monière formed his company in 1999 during grad film school. He merged the words Cinematically & Unique, to form his company name Cineque Pictures. He lives in Midtown Manhattan with his wife and baby son.
For more information and updates about Soul To Keep, please follow them on Instagram at @SoulToKeepMovie.
Final Films Announced for Toronto After Dark Film Fest: "Toronto After Dark Film Fest announces final thrilling films to screen next week @TADFilmFest.
Highlights include World War II horror thriller OVERLORD from J.J. Abrams, slasher comedy YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER starring Alyson Hannigan, and ghoulish tale THE DARK: http://bit.ly/tad18-final-films"
TNT's All-Day Supernatural Marathon Details: Press Release: "This Halloween, TNT is bringing fans spooks, chills, and thrills with an all-day Supernatural marathon, starting at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., spanning four seasons of the most terrifying episodes from the fan-favorite series. From hauntings to ghosts, zombies and even Bloody Mary, TNT is your destination for getting into the Halloween spirit.
In the series, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force twenty-six years ago. Subsequently, their father John raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it.
Please find the full schedule below:
Wednesday, October 31:
Episode 4.07 – “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester” – at 8:00a.m.-9:00 a.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean meet Castiel and his fellow angel Uriel, who warn the brothers to avoid intervening in a town where a witch is attempting to summon the demon Samhain, opening one of the Seals.
Episode 4.05 – “Monster Movie” – at 9:00am-10:00a.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean investigate a town plagued with monsters from classic black-and-white horror movies.
Episode 2.18 – “Hollywood Babylon” – at 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean discover that a group of ghosts is murdering the crew of a horror movie.
Episode 3.13 – “Ghostfacers” – at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. ET/PT
While investigating the haunted Morton Mansion, Sam and Dean run into a couple of familiar faces and become inadvertent participants in a new reality show named Ghostfacers. As events turn deadly and the team is trapped in the house, the investigation becomes a battle to survive until morning.
Episode 1.01 – “Pilot” – at 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET/PT
Sam is about to graduate from college and has an interview set up to join one of the most prestigious law schools in the country.
Episode 2.04 – “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things” – at 1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT
Dean and Sam investigate the death of a young college student who died in a car accident, but whose grave is now surrounded by a circle of dead plants.
Episode 1.19 – “Provenance” – at 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. ET/PT
The Winchesters must deal with a dangerous spirit bound to an old family portrait that brings misfortune and death to anyone who buys it.
Episode 2.11 – “Playthings” – at 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean investigate a Connecticut inn run by a single mother where mysterious deaths are taking place. They find evidence of Hoodoo and try to figure out who is causing the chaos.
Episode 1.15 – “The Benders” – at 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. ET/PT
Dean searches for Sam when he is kidnapped by a backwoods family who likes to hunt humans and use their body parts as trophies.
Episode 3.02 – “The Kids Are Alright” – at 5:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean track down Changelings that are pursuing mothers and their children. A boy they protect bears a strange resemblance to Dean, which at first makes Dean uncomfortable because he once had a one-night stand with the boy's mother Lisa.
Episode 4.11 – “Family Remains” – at 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. ET/PT
Sam and Dean investigate a house occupied by a female ghost, but when a new family moves in things take a turn for the worse.
Episode 1.05 – “Bloody Mary” – at 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m. ET/PT
A man dies of a stroke in front of a mirror but Sam and Dean believe something, or someone else (Bloody Mary), may be behind his death. Dean tries to help Sam open up about his girlfriend's death, particularly after Sam lets it slip that there's some information that he hasn't told Dean."