In just two weeks, Alamo Drafthouses nationwide will host screenings of A24's The Witch. More details on that story after the jump. Also in this round-up: a trailer for Night Terrors, Angelica release details, a new clip from The Final Project, and four images from The Terrible Two.

The Witch: Press Release: "Austin, TX - Feb 3, 2016 - The Alamo Drafthouse is excited to announce A24's chilling new horror film THE WITCH as the latest Drafthouse Recommends title. The film will open at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide with "sneak preview" screenings on the night of Feb. 18th, 2016. In the lead up to that opening date, select Alamo locations will also host free retrospective screenings of witchcraft horror classics to get audiences in the, er, spirit and to set the stage for director Robert Eggers' debut feature and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

And, for a limited time this month, Alamo audiences will be able to order up a sinful dessert inspired by the film - The Raspberry & Goat Cheese Tart. Without giving anything away, a goat plays a significant role in the film - and in witchcraft and satanic lore in general - and this rustic tart, created by Alamo chef Trish Eichelberger, filled with sweetened goat cheese and raspberries is a fitting, subtle tribute.

Drafthouse Recommends is Alamo's own spotlight for groundbreaking, innovative and intelligent first run films - or, simply, new movies that Drafthouse loves and wants everyone to go see. Previous Drafthouse Recommends selections include PEACE OFFICER, IT FOLLOWS, BIRDMAN, BOYHOOD, and SPRING BREAKERS.

Winner of the Best Director Prize at Sundance last year, THE WITCH is an exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, bringing the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession together in an innovative new way to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630 - decades before the Salem Witch Trails.

"I sat with a white-knuckle grip on my armrests during Sundance last year as THE WITCH debuted and thought to myself, now THIS is an incredible new voice in horror," says Alamo founder and CEO Tim League. "Robert Eggers has crafted a brilliant, richly detailed and genuinely creepy universe in his debut feature film that rivals or surpasses any horror movie in recent memory. THE WITCH is a modern-day classic."


Feb 18th, 2016 - Sneak Preview Screenings In Select Markets

Black Magic: THE WITCH-inspired Retrospective Screenings

2/14 - Austin, TX - Black Magic Free Double Feature: DAY OF WRATH & MYSTICS IN BALI
2/13 - Houston, TX - Black Magic Free Double Feature: WITCHFINDER GENERAL & SUSPIRIA
2/15, 2/16, 2/17 - Dallas, TX - Black Magic Free Single Features: BLACK SUNDAY, WICKER MAN, SUSPIRIA

Victory members in San Francisco, stay tuned to Alamo Drafthouse social media for an opportunity to see THE WITCH at the Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission on Wednesday, February 10th with director Robert Eggers in attendance.

Studio: A24
Genre: Horror
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Written By: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson
Runtime: 92 Minutes
In Theaters Nationwide: February 19th, 2016
Rating: R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity

THE WITCH Synopsis:
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest - within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately - animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty, and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. Writer/director Robert Eggers' debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival - winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition - painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin - in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy - and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre."


Night Terrors: Press Release: "Night Terrors, from Novum Analytics, is an immersive augmented reality experience like never before, coming this Halloween.

We're aiming to create the future of gaming where the device isn't just something you're playing the game on but it's a tool to help you escape from the game environment you're walking around in.

Novum Analytics are proud to launch a brand new trailer to accompany the new Night Terrors pre-orders campaign -

Novum are working towards the goal of creating the scariest game ever made - available Halloween 2016.

Novum aim to demonstrate that immersive gaming doesn't take deep pockets and big headsets. Through creativity and ingenuity, Novum are looking to prove that AR games can be an affordable, quality experience, available to all.

Night Terrors will launch for $5.99 on iTunes and the Android store."


Angelica: Press Release: "HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 1, 2015 - Spotlight Pictures has acquired worldwide sales rights for gothic drama ANGELICA. Written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth), the film stars Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). Produced by Joyce Pierpoline (Teeth), the film is based on the novel by Arthur Phillips with the same name. ANGELICA first premiered as an official selection at last year's Berlin Film Festival and will be showing this month at the European Film Market (EFM) on Sunday, February 14th at 6:30 pm at CinemaxX. Spotlight Pictures’ CEO Matt McCombs made the announcement today.

"We are excited beyond words to work with Mitchell and Joyce on this compelling and superbly crafted motion picture,” said McCombs. “We are confident that distributors worldwide will connect with the unique vision that Mitchell has created.”

“I’m psyched to be putting ANGELICA into the capable hands of the folks at Spotlight Pictures,” said Lichtenstein. “They will be effective, enthusiastic custodians of our beautiful and intensely emotional film, bringing it to a wide and diverse audience.”

ANGELICA is a gothic tale of a newly married couple living in Victorian London who endures a series of increasingly alarming psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.

Aside from its talented cast, a team of seasoned artists collaborated on the movie, including two-time Academy Award® nominee cinematographer Dick Pope (for Mr. Turner and The Illusionist), Academy Award® nominee costume designer Rita Ryack (Casino, Apollo 13) and Academy Award® winning production designer Luciana Arrighi (Howard’s End). Two-time César winner Zbigniew Preisner also composed the haunting score.

Spotlight Pictures Head of Acquisitions Carlos Rincon and Producer Joyce Pierpoline negotiated the deal.


Spotlight Pictures is a next-generation international sales agent of independent films. Founded on efficiency, transparency and effectiveness, Spotlight looks to take advantage of changing buying patterns and distribution pathways in global markets."


The Final Project: Press Release: "From CAVU Pictures, THE FINAL PROJECT is the debut film by Atlanta-based Louisiana native Taylor Ri’chard. As one of the first black gay horror filmmakers, Ri’chard draws on his background to expertly capture the rhythm & feel of Southern folklore and effortlessly weaves it into a tale of modern day horror.

THE FINAL PROJECT hits theaters beginning February 12th in Atlanta and Houston, Feb. 19th in Broussard, Louisiana, March 4th in New York and Los Angeles, and then expands nationwide.

SYNOPSIS: Six college students have organized the ultimate graduation project… a documentary film about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America, the Lafitte Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. A Civil War landmark with a dark past, complete with stories of mutilated soldiers, murdered families and restless shadows roaming its abandoned corridors… no one has entered Lafitte in years - until now. Outfitted with high-tech recording equipment in order to capture every moment of their great adventure, these intrepid young filmmakers bravely venture deep into the misty backwoods of Louisiana. But on this plantation that time has forgotten, something evil still waits and watches. When darkness falls, their deepest fears come to life, as one by one, they’ll learn the horrifying truth that awaits all who dare seek the secrets of the Lafitte Plantation. The dead are awake, and there are some places the living should never go.

ABOUT THE PLANTATION: Utilizing real locations in and around Georgia, THE FINAL PROJECT features a crew and ensemble of dedicated locals well acquainted with the haunted history of the South. Combining the “found footage” genre with authentic local folklore, it updates the classic American ghost story by tapping into a history too chillingly real to deny. The backstory of THE FINAL PROJECT combines an Old Hollywood touch with a real-life twist. Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset, Louisiana, the real-life model for the film’s Lafitte Plantation, was also the inspiration for the interior of the legendary “Tara” from Gone with the Wind. Its true claim to fame, however, lies closer to home. The site of a pitched and bloody battle between Union and Confederate soldiers at the height of the Civil War, with a bullet hole still embedded in one of its front doors, Chretien Point has long been rumored to be one of the biggest supernatural “hotspots” in North America. Ghostly sightings have been reported for decades, with stories of buried treasure, a vengeful “house mistress”, and even a nearby haunted bridge.

DIRECTOR: Taylor Ri’chard
WRITERS: Taylor Ri’chard & Zachary Davis
CAST: Amber Erwin, Teal Haddock, Arin Jones, Evan McLean, Leonardo Santaiti, and Sergio Suave."


The Terrible Two: "Albert and Rose Poe are approaching the one year anniversary of deaths of their two daughters. Rose continues to struggle to come to grips with the loss of her girls. Albert not so much. As the anniversary comes and goes things begin to get darker and darker in the Poe house... a house that once was filled with so much joy and hope. Rose discovers an old manuscript in the attic that reveals things about the previous owner of the house that wasn't revealed to the Poe's when they purchased the house. Addi and Jade never wanted to die that day so that begs to answer the question, 'Where do little girls go when they die?'

The film is written and directed by Billy Lewis."

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    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).