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Argentinean horror film White Coffin (Ataud Blanco: El Juego Diabolico) will make its US debut at the New York City Horror Film Festival, running November 10-13 at Cinepolis Cinemas. Right now, though, we have an exclusive clip for you!

Directed by Daniel De La Vega and written by the legendary García Bogliano brothers (Cold Sweat, Penumbra, Scherzo Diabolico), White Coffin has been a hit on the international film festival circuit.

Below is a synopsis of White Coffin from the Fantasia Film Festival website.

Synopsis:
While on the road in search of a better life, Virginia (Julieta Cardinali of NECROPHOBIA 3D) and her daughter, Rebecca, stop at an isolated gas station. Suddenly Rebecca vanishes, and Virginia is plunged into a frantic search for her beloved daughter. Faced with every parent’s worst nightmare, she frantically searches for clues, attempting to piece together her daughter’s location.

On her search she encounters two other women, Angela and Patricia, who are on the same desperate mission. The closer Virginia gets to unraveling the disappearance of her daughter, the more supernatural forces seem to surround her as she discovers a religious sect, a history of tortuous rituals dating back decades, and an enigmatic man (Rafael Ferro of MEMORY OF THE DEAD) who gives her clues to her daughter’s whereabouts. Buckets of blood are spilt, and Virginia is faced with the question — To what lengths would I go to save my loved one?

This compelling Argentinean action-horror-road movie crossover is helmed by veteran director Daniel De la Vega (NECROPHOBIA) and masterfully written by the legendary García Bogliano brothers (COLD SWEAT, PENUMBRA, SCHERZO DIABOLICO). The film brilliantly offers a unique experience that is both novel and reminiscent of the golden age of action horror movies of the 1980s. The horrors that transpire are claustrophobic, gruesome, and strangely supernatural. WHITE COFFIN champions the action-horror ethos of films such as PHANTASM and delivers shocks that are visceral and unsettling in their brutality. This film delivers some serious punches, digging deep and climatically revealing the mystery of the white coffin.—Justin Langlois for Fantasia

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From the Press Release:
The 14th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates the career of Adrienne Barbeau this November with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Debuting in her first feature film in her then-husband John Carpenter’s THE FOG, Ms. Barbeau continued in George Romero’s CREEPSHOW, and other favorites including Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and Wes Craven’s SWAMP THING. Her long and varied career crosses all genres, from Broadway to television, and the beloved actress is thrilled to accept her award on Saturday, November 12, after that evening’s program, at approximately 9:30 pm.

The 2016 New York City Horror Film Festival opens Thursday, November 10, with Darren Lynn Bousman’s ABATTOIR, at 7:00 pm. Jonathan Straiton’s NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE continues the creepiness Friday November 11 at 9:30 pm, Steven DeGennaro’s FOUND FOOTAGE 3-D precedes Ms. Barbeau’s award ceremony at 5 pm on Saturday Nov. 12, and Sunday’s final wrapup feature is Caradog W. James’ DON’T KNOCK TWICE, starring Javier Botet ([REC], Crimson Peak) at 6:45pm. The full festival runs Nov. 10–13, 2016, at the Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas. For full schedule and ticket info go to the New York City Horror Film Festival website

Darren Lynn Bousman has been bringing the grue to gruesome over the past two decades with his blood-drenched filmography. From SAW II, III, and IV, through REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, and now ABATTOIR, Bousman continues plowing through the gore. Caradog James’ first feature film, the BAFTA-winning LITTLE WHITE LIES, was also listed in Variety’s top 10 British Films of that year, and his second feature, THE MACHINE, premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. His latest feature film, DON’T KNOCK TWICE, stars Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Riddick), Nick Moran (Lock Stock), and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street).

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. Recipients include Rob Zombie, Stuart Gordon, and Tom Atkins. George Romero was the first recipient of the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic scaremeisters including Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Angus Scrimm, Sean Cunningham, and the beloved late Wes Craven. NYCHFF is proudly sponsored by Final Draft, the #1 selling screenwriting software, and the choice of professionals.

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