While the quality of the flicks themselves may be questionable in many cases, it’s nevertheless true that a cool concept such as the annual After Dark Horrorfest leaves UK genre fans wanting for some similar horror action on these shores without resigning to wait for the (eventual) DVD releases. Well, chums, want no more as this year’s After Dark Originals are pitched to rock the UK on the weekend of March 4th.
That’s right… you did indeed just read that correctly. In a few mere weeks, from March 4th–6th specifically, Empire Cinemas in six locations — Leicester Square, Basildon, Newcastle, Sunderland, Poole and Swindon — will play host to this year’s selection of fearsome offerings from After Dark Films. Read on for more!
From the Press Release:
Starting Friday 4th March through to Sunday 6th March, horror fans in key cities in the UK and Ireland will get seven brand new original horror films and enjoy the opportunity to get dressed up and participate in exciting in-cinema activity and competitions.
Husk – starring C.J. Thomason (“Harper’s Island”) – about a group of friends who become stranded beside a desolate cornfield and find an old farmhouse. They soon discover the house is the centre of a terrifying supernatural ritual.
Prowl – starring Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service) and Courtney Hope (“CSI: Miami”) – is a gruesome tale of a bunch of friends who accept a ride from a truck driver and find themselves taken to an abandoned warehouse where they become the prey for bloodthirsty creatures learning to hunt.
Also showing are Seconds Apart, Scream of the Banshee, Fertile Ground, The Task and 51.
UK fans finally get the chance to become part of one of the most important festivals in the movie calendar. Each title will also receive a separate DVD and Blu-ray release with a complete ‘special edition’ box set scheduled for Halloween 2011.
After Dark Films was formed in 2006 by director/producer Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting, Captivity) and Hong Kong-based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. In November of that year they launched Horrorfest, playing eight never-seen-before acquired horror films in an annual weekend-long theatrical event in 500 theatres across the US. Along with their long-term home entertainment and TV partners Lionsgate and Syfy, in 2010 After Dark expanded its grasp on the horror genre, creating After Dark Originals, tapping into the vast and innovative talent of directors and filmmakers from Horrorfest’s four years and producing new features themselves.
Check out the festival’s official trailer below, and follow After Dark Originals UK on Facebook for more details and breaking info.
After Dark Originals – UK Horrorfest Trailer
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