The company that gave us Hidden in the Woods, Artsploitation Films, has just announced it has three more foreign fright features up its sleeves to lay down upon the waiting horror-hungry masses.
Horror Stories, Memory of the Dead, and Wither will all be given full Stateside releases by the new label based out of Philadelphia. “With this trio, we go deeper into our horror series,” says Artsploitation President and CEO Ray Murray. “The three films here are truly edgy, stylish, and creepy; each [has] a new delight that we hope even hardened horror fans will embrace.”
From the Press Release:
HORROR STORIES from Korea is an omnibus film which tells the tale of a kidnapped girl forced to tell scary stories to the serial killer that kidnapped her. She tells four stories all made by different directors: “Don’t Answer the Door” (Jeong Bum-shik), “Endless Flight” (Yim Dae-Woong), “Secret Recipe” (Hong Ji-Young), and “Ambulance on the Death Zone” (Kim Gok and Kim Sun). MEMORY OF THE DEAD (directed by Valentin Javier Diment) from Argentina follows a girl as she undertakes a bizarre cult ritual to restore her deceased husband to life – a ritual that will see her home and friends visited by the spirits of the dead. The Swedish WITHER (directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund) begins with a group of young friends who head off to a secluded cabin in the woods only to have their fun weekend turn to a bloody mess when they disturb the resting place of an evil creature.
The official synopses for each film follow below. Look for more soon!
Director: Bum-Shik Jung, Dae-Woong Lim, Ji-Young Hong, Gok Kim, Sun Kim
Producers: Jin-Soo Min, Won-Kuk Kim
Starring: Bo-Ra Nam, Hyeon-Soo Kim, Ji-Young Kim, Tai-Hyun Zin, Soo-Bin Bae
A girl is kidnapped and is forced to tell scary stories to the serial killer who abducted her. She tells four tales… “Don’t Answer to the Door”: A little brother and sister are home alone during the night. The doorbell rings, but they’re never supposed to open the door to strangers. “Endless Flight”: A plane flying at the height of 30,000 feet; there is nowhere to run or jump from. What if you’re left alone with a serial killer? “Secret Recipe”: The untold true story behind a good sister and her evil stepsister; a fairy tale told in 2012 giving the true and hidden aspects about the jealousy and lust of two stepsisters. “Ambulance on the Death Zone”: In an ambulance running away from a fatal zombie virus, who are the infected among the five survivors?
MEMORY OF THE DEAD (La Memoria del Muerto)
Director: Valentín Javier Diment
Screenwriters: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment, Nicanor Loreti, Germán Val
Starring: Lola Berthet, Horacio Acosta, Raquel Albéniz, Jimena Anganuzzi
A distraught widow summons her dead husband’s closest friends together in her Gothic home. There she tells them that, with their assistance and love, she will attempt to bring him back to life. But the woman has an ulterior motive, one that involves sacrificing the souls of each of her guests to bring her husband back to life. An atmospheric parody of horror films and a subtle homage to Italian giallo films; director Diment utilizes a mix of comedy, sex, and old-fashioned gore to present a dizzying tale of the occult.
Directors: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund
Screenwriters: Sonny Laguna, David Liljeblad, Tommy Wiklund
Starring: Lisa Henni, Patrik Almkvist
Ida and Albin are a happy couple. They set off to a cabin in the vast Swedish woodlands to have a fun holiday with their friends. But under the floorboards waits an evil from Sweden’s dark past.
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