UK horror photography studio, Horrify Me, has created a photo tribute to George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and we have a look at it below. Also: trailer for Intruders, two clips from Anguish, a new clip from Under the Shadows, and details on the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2016 lineup.
Dawn of the Dead Tribute: Press Release: "UK horror photography studio HORRIFY ME has created a brand new set of images to pay tribute to one of the greatest zombie flicks of all time, the original 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead. Directed by George A. Romero and with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini, the film has passed effortlessly into a classic status and has a rich following today, despite its age.
Horrify Me, one of the UK's leading horror photography studios, spends a lot of time creating horrific portraits for people, and in between jobs, the team puts together classic tribute shoots. Recently their Cannibal Holocaust shoot went viral, showcasing how brutal and effective the most simple effects can look.
Their most recent tribute shoot features iconic characters from Dawn of the Dead, including the airport zombie, the Krishna zombie, machete head, and others. Presented as zombie portraits and with no shortage of blood and gore, Horrify Me poured hours into this labour of love to pay homage to the creative genius behind the film.
Other images of interest: http://www.horrify.me.uk/HorrifyMe/gallery-horror_specials.asp
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Intruders: "Momentum Pictures brings the festival hit INTRUDERS (formerly SHUT IN) to select U.S. theaters and VOD on JANUARY 15th, 2016.
PANIC ROOM meets YOU'RE NEXT in this gripping home invasion horror-thriller, full of shocks and surprises. After three criminals, including fan favorite Martin Starr, break into a supposedly empty house, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the occupant, a shy young woman with a few nasty tricks of her own to play on the invaders."
Directed by Adam Schindler, Intruders stars Beth Riesgraf, Jack Kesy, Martin Starr (Dead Snow), and Rory Culkin. The film was produced by Steven Schneider, Jeff Rice, Lati Grobman, and Erik Olsen. The executive producers are Tommy Vlahopoulos, Christa Campbell, Matthew Lamothe, Brian Netto, and Rob Van Norden.
Anguish: "Written and directed by Sonny Mallhi, the film premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival a few months ago and stars Ryan Simpkins as "Tess", a teenage girl finally old enough to understand that the cause of her psychological problems is a supernatural “gift” that allows spirits to take over her body. Now that she understands what is happening to her, she must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb to the soul of a recently deceased girl who refuses to leave. Karina Logue (Ray Donovan) and Annika Marks (The Fosters) also star."
Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures, Anguish will be released in theaters and on VOD this Friday.
Under the Shadow: "UNDER THE SHADOW: a suspenseful horror film set to make its World Premiere in the Midnight section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.The film is set in Tehran in 1988 as the Iran-Iraq War rumbles into its eighth year. The film follows a mother and daughter who are slowly torn apart by the bombing campaigns on the city coupled with the country's bloody revolution. As they struggle to stay together amidst these terrors, a mysterious evil stalks through their apartment.
Directed and Written by: Babak Anvari
Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Hamidreza Djavdan and Soussan Farrokhnia."
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival: Press Release: "Great sci-fi is steadily approaching as The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival returns to New York City for its fourth annual event from January 14-17, 2016. The four-day festival, screening at the magnificent Village East Cinemas (181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003), has announced its full schedule of events which includes a record 80 films from over 20 countries and several film premieres. So if you live in NYC or are planning a trip, make sure to attend the city's first and only science fiction film festival and experience every bit of the thrill ride there is to offer.
Highlights from the exciting lineup include Clones starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner); Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon starring Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Amazon's The Man in the High Castle); The Mill at Calder's End starring Barbara Steele (Black Sunday); the NYC premiere of Chatter starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica); The Art of Human Salvage starring Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner); The Future Perfect starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek); the NYC premiere of The Incident starring Raúl Méndez (Netflix's Narcos); the world premiere of Dean Philips' short film Tap Tap Tap; the USA premiere of The Worlds of Philip K. Dick documentary and the NYC premieres of documentaries Sympathy For The Devil: The True Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment featuring George Clinton and Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton. The festival will also hold the USA unveiling of the Philip K. Dick-inspired video game Californium by Darjeeling and Nova Productions.
The festival (visit thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com) is excited for another in offering the very best of independent science fiction film while celebrating the enduring legacy of Philip K. Dick, the most visionary and prolific author of the modern era."