The creators of the hugely successful After Dark Horrorfest series are back with the release of two more new twisted and terrifying original films. Lionsgate debuts After Dark Originals: Seconds Apart and Fertile Ground on DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand this May 24, 2011; and we’ve got a look at the artwork and DVD extras for both.
Developed by today’s leading horror film producers – After Dark Films – Seconds Apart and Fertile Ground received a limited theatrical release in select theatres this past January. Both DVDs contain a behind-the-scenes featurette while Fertile Ground also features an audio commentary with the filmmakers and lead actress Leisha Hailey.
Seconds Apart: Written by George Richards (Black, White and Blues), directed by Antonio Negret (the upcoming Transit), and starring Orlando Jones (Magnolia), Seconds Apart pits brother against brother. Seth (Gary Entin, Rest Stop) and Jonah (Edmund Entin, Rest Stop) are twins who share an evil kinship and a gruesome talent for telekinesis. The duo uses their power in the most horrific of ways against their high school classmates, until local law enforcement begins to suspect their connection to the murders. A jealous rage escalates and quickly turns into a supernatural display of power and a family about to meet its end.
Fertile Ground: From the minds of truly terrifying horror writers Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch (Mother of Tears, Toolbox Murders), Fertile Ground follows young twosome Emily (Leisha Hailey, Showtime’s “The L Word”) and Nate (Gale Harold, TV’s “Hellcats”) as they leave the city for Nate’s family home in the country. As the couple settles in, Emily is plagued by monstrous visions and haunted by ghosts all around their new home. Soon Nate experiences changes of his own, and Emily fears that she may be the latest victim in a murderous family tradition.
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