After Dark Films Officially Announces After Dark Originals!

After Dark Films Officially Announces After Dark Originals!Are you a fan of After Dark’s yearly Horrorfest? Then we’ve got some really cool news to share with you guys! Having never played by Hollywood’s rules, next year’s offering is readying itself to go into a bold and new direction. Strap in, folks! Things are about to get really interesting!

From the Press Release:
Building on the success and awareness of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films To Die For® brand, After Dark Films, in cooperation with Lionsgate and NBC Universal’s Syfy, has created a new series, After Dark Originals (ADO).

Tapping into the vast and innovative talent of directors and filmmakers from Horrorfest’s acquisitions over the past four years, After Dark has taken the horror festival concept to a higher level. After Dark Originals showcases eight new cutting edge horror films spanning the genre. The mission is to create high quality horror films that provide After Dark full control from script concept through final editing. The first installment of ADO includes Husk, Fertile Ground, Scream of the Banshee, Prowl, The Task, Re-Kill, Seconds Apart, and 51. Notable directors and writers include Brett Simmons, whose short film Husk took Sundance by storm several years ago, Steven C. Miller of Automaton Transfusion fame, and previous After Dark writer/director Adam Gierasch (Autopsy). All ADO films were shot in the US and Bulgaria.

“The writers and directors in our After Dark Originals line are outstanding. We are excited to showcase their work and give a home to all this fresh young talent that we will continue to develop over time”, says After Dark Films owner and CEO, Courtney Solomon.

Currently seven of the eight films have been filmed and are in post-production. The eighth to slated to start production this month. All eight Originals will be released in Third Quarter 2010 with a new and innovative marketing and release strategy. Additionally, the second set of Originals has already been greenlit and will start production in July 2010.

Check out the After Dark Originals website for more!

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  • Vanvance1

    Frontiers was top flight. Might have been too ‘intense’ for the North American wuss mentality.

    Personally I’d like to see a big studio get behind Inside or Martyrs and give them huge 3500 screen releases. Lets teach the teenyboppers what horror is.

  • Floydian Trip

    I haven’t liked one of these piece of shit movies yet. They should just put them all under the Fangoria banner and call it a day.

  • justplaindoug

    Really? Fucking bulgaria? When did that become the horror/sci-fi filming mecca? Did SciFi (I won’t call it the other name) start this trend? Must cost like a ten spot to film a movie there.

  • Vanvance1

    Overall I’m interested. The festival fims tend to run the gamut from sublime (The Abandoned) through good (the Gravedancers) to average… most of it… and craptastic (The Graves).

    I doubt the ratios will change all that much but even one or two winners would be nice.

    • FireRam

      DAMN…………did THE GRAVES suck or what. Sheeesh.

  • The Woman In Black

    Well, that explains why Miller’s Scream of the Banshee was listed in some places as being part of the last Horrorfest but wasn’t on the schedule. This could be pretty interesting – although I have to say the Syfy part worries me a little.

    • FireRam

      That happened to “FRONTIERS” also. Frontiers was originally marketed as part of the AfterDark horrorfest but it was not included in the “8 films to die for”. It received a limited release all its own a month or so later.

  • James Coker

    WOW That’s Pretty Fucking cool, Hope they come out right around Halloween