IFC Rolls Out Summer 2010 Midnight Movies Slate
IFC Films has just announced its slate for this summer's IFC Midnight, and as expected, it's packing quite a punch for fans looking for some badass off-the-grid type horror!
Information on how, when, and where you can dig on these movies appears below along with the synopsis for each entry. Considering the crap we have shoveled into theatres on a weekly basis, we're a lot more open to paying for these flicks to see them in the comfort of our own homes via VOD. Expect your cable bill to go up soon, as some of these movies are total winners whose titles you should be more than familiar with!
From the Press Release:
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Written and directed by Tom Six, the film is a truly one-of-a kind horror film about a mad scientist who achieves his sick lifetime fantasy of creating a human centipede. Entertainment Weekly wondered if this may be "the most disgusting horror movie of all time?" The film -- a winner at Fantastic Fest for Best Horror Film and Best Actor and a winner of Best Film at Screamfest LA -- premiered theatrically on April 30 and will premiere on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning this month.
Directed by Daniel Monzón and winner of eight Spanish Goya Awards, including Best Picture, this taut prison drama tells the gripping story of a rookie prison guard who becomes trapped in a cell during a violent riot and must convince the prisoners he is one of them. The film, an official selection at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals, will premiere exclusively on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in June.
Directed by Jake West, this riotous British horror comedy follows ravenous, blood-thirsty female zombies as they wreak havoc on a group of guys trying to enjoy a male-bonding weekend. The film, which premiered at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival, will debut exclusively on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in June.
Don't Look Back
From director Marina de Van (IN MY SKIN) comes this tense psychological thriller about a beautiful, best-selling author (Sophie Marceau) who loses her grip on reality as she slowly morphs into the body of another woman (Monica Bellucci). The film, an official selection last year at the Cannes Film Festival, will premiere exclusively on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in June.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn (BRONSON, THE PUSHER TRILOGY) delivers an action-packed epic about a savage one-eyed Viking warrior and a young runaway who embark on a dangerous odyssey. Starring Mads Mikkelson, the film -- an official selection at Venice and Toronto last year and a featured selection at the upcoming BAM Cinemafest -- will premiere in theaters and on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in July.
In this gripping thriller, director Stuart Hazeldine follows eight strangers as they enter a ruthless competition to get the job of a lifetime, where the stakes soon become life or death. The film, which screened at Fantastic Fest last year, will premiere exclusively on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in July.
The Horde (La Horde)
Directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, this French zombie movie follows a posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters, and a horde of walking dead through an action-packed story of escape and revenge. A hit at the Venice Film Festival, London's FrightFest Film Festival, and at this year's COLCOA (City of Lights City of Angels), the film will premiere in theaters and on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in August.
From acclaimed director Johnnie To (ELECTION 1 and 2, EXILED) comes his first English language film starring French superstar Johnny Hallyday along with To regulars Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, and Lam Suet. The film, a revenge thriller, was screened in competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and screened as an official selection at last year's Toronto and San Francisco Film Festivals. In the film Hallyday plays François Costello, a Parisian restaurant owner who is in Macau at the request of his daughter to avenge a savage attack on her family. The film will premiere in theaters and on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in August.
Enter the Void
Filmmaker Gaspar Noe's long awaited follow-up to the controversial IRREVERSIBLE is a cinematically audacious exploration of the connected nature of sex, drugs, life, and death that was one of the most talked about films on the festival circuit in the past year – playing at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and SXSW. Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the film follows Linda (Paz De La Herta of THE LIMITS OF CONTROL) and her brother, Oscar (Nathan Brown), on a spiritual journey through the city of Tokyo where the past, present, and future merge into a hallucinatory maelstrom. The film will premiere in theaters and on VOD under the IFC Midnight label beginning in September.
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