We have even more goodies for our readers from the supernatural thriller The Inhabitants. Exclusive stills from the film are revealed below. Also in this morning's round-up: Sean S. Cunningham's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 New York City Horror Film Festival, BK Horror Club details, and four new photos from Feral.
The Inhabitants: Press Release: "Cambridge, MA – Gravitas Ventures, an independent film distributor, announces the North American release of the supernatural thriller THE INHABITANTS on October 13, 2015, on video on demand (VOD). The film will air on multiple VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox LIVE, Sony Playstation, various cable providers, and more. The film is also currently available for pre‐order on iTunes.
Written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, screenwriters of JOHN CARPENTER'S THE WARD and produced by international bestselling author Glenn Cooper, THE INHABITANTS revolves around a young couple that gets more than they bargained for when they renovate a neglected bed and breakfast in New England. After a series of disturbing events, the husband begins to suspect that something evil is lurking within the walls of this old house, and whatever it is has set its sights on his wife. Now he must fight to uncover the inn's dark secret before this malicious spirit consumes everything he loves.
“We're very excited to be working with Gravitas to get this film released,” said Shawn Rasmussen. “We think it's scary as hell with terrific performances from Elise Couture Stone and Michael Reed, and a fabulous, haunting score. And I personally can't think of a better month than October to get it out there.”
THE INHABITANTS was filmed on location inside one of the oldest houses in New England home to the Salem Witch Trial children. The Noyes‐Parris House (c. 1669) was owned by the infamous Rev. Samuel Parris who was the father of Betty Parris and uncle to Abigail Williams, the two girls who made the initial accusations that led to the tragic witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts.
Sean S. Cunningham: Press Release: "New York, NY – Sept. 8, 2015. The 14th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates the career of FRIDAY THE 13TH progenitor Sean S. Cunningham this November with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Responsible for one of the major characters of slasher cinema in the form of Jason Voorhees, Cunningham also joined with the late Wes Craven in their dark underground classic THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. And of course, Mr. Cunningham receives his prize on Friday, Nov. 13th!
Also producing other installments in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series including JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, JASON X, and FREDDY VS. JASON, Cunningham is also responsible for the HOUSE series, producing the original feature, its sequel HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY, and HOUSE IV. Cunningham is now in production on FRIDAY THE 13TH: CRYSTAL LAKE CHRONICLES in the role of executive producer, slated for a 2016 debut.
The festival runs Nov. 12–15, 2015, at Times Scare, 669 8th Avenue., right on Times Square’s famed 42nd Street, aka “The Deuce.” Times Scare is enhanced with custom-built designs and elegant macabre décor including a state-of-the-art haunted house and skeletal bar. The venue’s history traces back to the crematorium that operated there in the roaring ’20s and the dark echoes of old Times Square’s bawdy past. The festival selection committee is currently reviewing this year’s submissions and will announce in October, along with the Opening Night film and the second award recipient. The schedule and ticket link go live in October at nychorrorfest.com
The NYC Horror Film Festival was born in 2002 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein as a venue for newer independent horror filmmaking. After Michael’s passing in 2011, the festival created the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of creators in the field. George Romero was the first recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic scare meisters including Rob Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Angus Scrimm, Stuart Gordon, and the beloved late Wes Craven."
BK Horror Club: Press Release: "Throne Watches is proud to announce its new monthly screening series, BK Horror Club, which will showcase classic and contemporary genre films. The series will kick off on September 24th with THE STRANGERS, followed by IT FOLLOWS on October 14th and SCREAM directed by the late Wes Craven, on October 29th. Screenings will be held at the Throne Watches showroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Throne Watches will offer a 10% discount on eligible products to all screening attends. All the GA tickets are priced at $10 and are available for purchase now on www.bkhorror.com. Popcorn and beer will be available at each screening. As seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis, guests are encouraged to bring their own blanket, cushion or lawn chair so that they can enjoy movies more comfortably.
To keep up to date with BK Horror Club, visit http://www.bkhorrorclub.com, “Like” BKHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/bkhorrorclub), “Follow” BKHC on Twitter and Instagram (@bkhorrorclub) and join the conversation using the hashtag #BKHorrorclub.
Thursday, September 24th - THE STRANGERS - (2008, directed by Bryan Bertino) TICKETS
Wednesday, October 14th - IT FOLLOWS - (2015, directed by David Robert Mitchell) TICKETS
Thursday, October 29th - SCREAM - (1996, directed by Wes Craven) *Halloween costume party contest!* TICKETS
Location: 29 Wythe Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249."
Feral: Press Release: "Los Angeles - Directed by Mark H. Young (WICKED BLOOD, TOOTH and NAIL), the new horror-thriller FERAL recently wrapped principal photography after filming in Los Angeles and Angeles National Forest.
FERAL stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, THE RUNAWAYS), Olivia Luccardi (IT FOLLOWS, Orange is the New Black), Lew Temple (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, The Walking Dead), Renee Olstead (UNFRIENDED), Brock Kelly (PITCH PERFECT), Landry Allbright (CON AIR) and George Finn (TIME LAPSE, LOL).
In FERAL, a wild animal attacks six grad students on a weekend hike in the woods. One by one, they become infected with an unknown virus that turns them into rabid, bloodthirsty creatures. The vacation becomes a nightmare as they fight to survive the feral animals in the woods... and each other.
FERAL is produced by John Landolfi and Mark H. Young and written by Mark H. Young and Adam Frazier. The cinematographer is Christos Bitsakos and the line producer is Brett Kerr. The film editor is Ethan Maniquis (SIN CITY, PLANET TERROR), and sound designer is Paula Fairfield (Game of Thrones, SIN CITY, PREDATORS, GRINDHOUSE)."