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Sitges 2011: Winners AnnouncedThe 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we’ve seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith’s Red State and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, but several other films we’ve been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Here’s the full breakdown from the fest, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Congratulations to all the winners!

J. A. Bayona, Quim Casas, Lisa Marie, Ryoo Seung-Wan, Richard Stanley (judges)

Best Short Film (tie)
Dirty Silverwear by Steve Daniels
The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Best Production Design
Marc Thiébault for Livide (Alexandre Bustillo & Julian Maury)

Best Makeup FX
Steven Kostanski for The Divide (Xavier Gens)

Best Special Effects
Lluís Castells and Javier García for Eva (Kike Maíllo)

Best Original Soundtrack
Steven Price for Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)

Best Cinematography
Markus Förderer and Tim Fehlbaum for Hell (Tim Fehlbaum)

Best Script
Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum for The Woman (Lucky Mckee)

Best Actress
Brit Marling for Another Earth (Mike Cahill)

Best Actor
Michael Parks for Red State (Kevin Smith)

Best Director
Na Hong-jin for The Yellow Sea

Special Jury Award
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Best Motion Picture
Red State by Kevin Smith

Àlex Aguilera, Paco Cabezas, Manlio Gomarasca (judges)

Special Jury Award
Colour Bleed by Peter Szewczyk (shortfilm)

Best Motion Picture
Guilty of Romance by Sion Sono

Eric Antonell, Gerard Fossas, Alberto Martin, Sergi Marí, David Vilaplana (judges)

Bellflower by Evan Glodell

Best Motion Picture MIDNIGHT X-TREME
Detention by Joseph Kahn

Anaïs Emery, Javi Giner, Loris Omedes (judges)

Best Motion Picture
Night Fishing by PARKing CHANce (Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong)

Non-Fiction Motion Picture Diploma
Knuckle by Ian Palmer

Discovery Motion Picture Diploma
Invasion of Alien Bikini by Oh Young-doo

Dark Fiction Motion Picture Diploma
Kill Me Please by Olias Barco

Best Shortfilm Diploma
Coup de grace by Clara van Gool

Special Mention
Underwater Love by Shinji Imaoka

Jordi Ojeda, Carles Santamaria, Pil Sung-Yim (judges)

Best Motion Picture
The Unjust by Ryoo Seung-wan


Best Motion Picture
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Sitges 2011

Arnau Bataller, Sílvia Munt, Maria Ripoll (judges)

Best Director
La gota by Daniel Piera and Beatriz Escolar (Universitat Ramon Llull-Blanquerna)

Best Screenplay (tie)
Camille by Carme Puche (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC)
Exercici by Raúl Pérez (Bande à Part)

Best Original Score
Chroma by Juan Andrés González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Special Mention for the interesting documentary work to Me llamo Peng by Jahel Guerra and Victoria Molina de Carranza (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB)

Special Mention for the interesting animation work to Desde el averno by Raúl García, Núria Argemí, Mariona Consuegra, Saúl Darú, Maria Moreira, Clara Vallvé and Bernat Vilaseca (Escola d’Animació de Catalunya, 9 Zeros)

ANIMA’T – Gertie Award
Jordi Ojeda, Carles Santamaria, Pil Sung-Yim (judges)

Best Animated Film
Tatsumi by Eric Khoo

Best Animated Short film
Dripped by Léo Verrier

Best Sitges Family Film Diploma
Leafie by Oh Sung-yoon

Àlex Aguilera, Paco Cabezas, Manlio Gomarasca (judges)

Silver Méliès for Best European Motion Picture
Kill List by Ben Wheatley

Special Mention
Hell by Tim Fehlbaum

Special Mention
Krokodyle by Stefano Bessoni

Silver Méliès Award for Best Europea Short Film
The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Special Mention
Magic Piano 3D by Martin Clapp


Golden Méliès for Best European Motion Picture
Balada Triste de Trompeta by Álex de la Iglesia

Golden Méliès for Best European Short Film
Suiker (Sugar) by Jeroen Annokkee

Desirée De Fez, Carlos Losilla, José Luis Losa (judges)

Jose Luis Guarner Critic Award
Attack the Block by Joe Cornish

Citizen Kane Award to an up-and-coming director (tie)
El páramo by Jaime Osorio
Trabalhar cansa by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra

Adrián Cardona, Rafa Dengrà, Leticia Dolera (judges)

Best short film
8 by Raúl Cerezo

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Go Christmas Caroling with The Killing of a Sacred Deer



Given that I personally have gone Christmas caroling with various lunatics hopped up on eggnog, what the hell… why not go Christmas caroling with The Killing of a Sacred Deer? Dig on this latest clip!

Look for the flick starring Colin Farrell (Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, In Bruges, 2009) and co-starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2003) to hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on January 23rd. Yorgos Lanthimos directs.

Special features include “An Impossible Conundrum” featurette, and the package will be priced at $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife, Anna (Kidman), and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of Steven’s idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen he has covertly taken under his wing.

As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

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Which Monsters May Be Making Their TV Debut in Junji Ito Collection?



Studio Deen’s highly-anticipated anime anthology Junji Ito Collection has been building buzz, especially since its new teaser dropped weeks ago. Eagle-eyed fans who are well-acquainted with horror mangaka Junji Ito’s body of work will spot some familiar faces in the new trailer, brought to the small screen by showrunner Shinobu Tagashira.

So, who among Ito’s famous menagerie of monsters may be making an appearance in the show when it airs next year?

Oshikiri Toru

Oshikiri is the morally-questionable highschooler who begins to question his perception of reality in Hallucinations, a series of some loosely connected one-shots. Oshikiri’s a little on the short side, with an even shorter fuse. One thing he’s not short on is moneyas evidenced by his impressive, albeit creepy, mansion. We’ve yet to see which of his adventureswhich range from murder to parallel dimensionswill be his television debut.


The once-chatty Yuuko falls ill and sees her worst fears come to pass in Slug Girl, the famous one-shot whose brand of body horror is sure to feel like a distant cousin (or maybe a predecessor?) to Uzumaki‘s “The Snail” chapter. It offers little in the way of answers but is best enjoyed in all its bizarre glory.

The Intersection Bishounen

In Lovesick Dead, one of Ito’s longer standalone stories, an urban legend causes a rash of suicides when young girls begin to call upon a mysterious, black-clad spirit called the Intersection Bishounen. The custom catches on quickly among teenagers, out late and eager for him to tell them their fortune in life and love, since his advice is to die for. Literally.

Souichi Tsujii

A long-running recurring character in Ito’s manga (probably second only to Tomie herself), you’ll know Souichi by the nails he sucks on or sticks out of his moutha strange habit borne out of an iron deficiency. He’s an impish kid whose fascination with the supernatural makes him the odd man out in an otherwise normal family. The morbid pranks he likes to playfunny only to him—don’t do much to endear him to his peers or relatives, either.


The titular character in Fashion Model, Fuchi works as a professional model for her, shall we say, unique look and Amazonian stature. When she and another actress are hired by a crew of indie filmmakers, Fuchi shows them that she doesn’t like sharing the limelight. She also makes a cameo in a couple of Souichi’s stories, and in them he finds her genuinely attractive. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

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Nemo Rising Signing Happening at Dark Delicacies on December 23



Author C. Courtney Joyner will be signing copies of his new book Nemo Rising at Burkank’s Dark Delicacies horror store on Saturday, December 23 at 4pm. You can get the full details of the event and directions on Dark Delicacies’ website.

Nemo Rising will be a sequel to Jules Verne’s 1870 masterpiece Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and will see President Ulysses S. Grant recruiting the notorious Captain Nemo to destroy a gigantic sea monster which has been responsible for sinking ships. The gigantic eight-tentacled mollusc can be seen on the book’s cover below, and it looks like Nemo will have his work cut out for him.

Joyner also worked on the screenplays for the Full Moon films Doctor Mordrid and Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, whilst his previous books include Hell Comes To Hollywood and the Shotgun series. If you can’t make it to the signing, Nemo Rising will be released in the US on December 26, and in the UK on January 13.

Nemo Rising Dark Delicacies Signing Details:
​Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26th, 2017.

JUST ANNOUNCED: On December 23rd at 4:00 PM, C. Courtney Joyner will sign copies of NEMO RISING at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California!

C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit, including the cult films Prison, starring Viggo Mortensen; From a Whisper to a Scream, starring Vincent Price; and Class of 1999, directed by Mark Lester. A graduate of USC, Joyner’s first produced screenplay was The Offspring, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner’s other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of The Shotgun western series and Nemo Rising.

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