UPDATE: After Dark Horrorfest to Open Pulido's Graves
Man, 2009 has flown away from us! Just flown away! It's hard to believe, but it's already time for the next After Dark Horrorfest to begin gearing up, and today they've announced the very first addition to their special brand of mayhem!
From the press release
The first addition to After Dark Horrorfest 4 was announced today by After Dark Films’ CEO Courtney Solomon. The new title joining the "8 Films to Die For" lineup is The Graves, written and directed by Brian Pulido. Pulido, a well known comic book writer and creator of such titles as Lady Death and Evil Ernie, makes his feature directorial debut on the film. The films stars Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Lamb of God singer D. Randall Blythe, and Tony Todd. Brian Ronalds and Dean Ronalds of Ronalds Brothers Productions and Francisca Pulido of Mischief Maker Studios produced. Adam Goldfine is the Director of Photography. Dana Lambert, VP of Acquisitions at After Dark Films brokered the deal with Ted Chalmers of Moving Pictures Film & TV who represented the filmmakers in the negotiations.
In The Graves two inseparable sisters, Megan and Abby Graves, are taking one last wild road trip before Megan has to start a new job. The journey includes a trip through remote Arizona in search of a kitschy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. What seems like a fun day in the sun turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.
“Brian’s background and knowledge of the horror world has served him incredibly well. He has directed a film that audiences are going to find both scary and immensely entertaining. The Graves is simply great edgy fun, and we’re excited to have it as part of our lineup,” stated After Dark Partner/CEO Courtney Solomon.
“Mischief Maker Studios and Ronalds Brothers Productions are pleased that their first foray together has produced a theatrical feature film,” says Mischief Maker Studios COO Francisca Pulido. “Brian Pulido continues to deliver the goods to horror fans. The Graves is a fun, date night horror flick.”
After Dark Horrorfest 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States from January 29nd–February 5th, making it the largest nationwide film festival.
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