O Canada, you guys are in for it now. All across your beautiful nation Cineplex Entertainment and Raven Banner are preparing to launch a monthly horror series. Say hello to Sinister Cinema ya hosers. (Sorry, had to do it).
Films currently scheduled to be screened through Sinister Cinema are John Dies at the End, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, American Mary and No One Lives. Read on for the details and participating theaters.
From the Press Release
Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner announce the launch of Sinister Cinema, a cutting-edge series of art house quality genre cinema. Sinister Cinema will bring a series of independent horror films to twenty-five Cineplex theatres across Canada. The films will include unique content, and in some cases, special appearances, including live question and answer sessions with directors, pre-recorded interviews and more.
“It’s a real honor for us to work with Cineplex,” said Raven Banner’s Managing Partner, Michael Paszt. “Sinister Cinema will expose Canadians to a different type of horror film – one that falls outside the typical realm of larger distributors.”
“Today’s announcement is a big win for Canadian horror fans,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “We know fans of this genre are going to be incredibly excited about this new series.”
Tickets are available now at participating theatre box offices and online at Cineplex.com. The following is a complete list of participating theatres:
Odeon Victoria Cinema, Victoria, BC
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC
Colossus Langley Cinemas, Langley, BC
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas, North Vancouver, BC
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, Vancouver, BC
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, Calgary, AB
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, Regina, SK
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, Winnipeg, MB
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, Windsor, ON
SilverCity London Cinemas, London, ON
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas, Oakville, ON
SilverCity Hamilton Cinemas, Hamilton, ON
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, Toronto, ON
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, Vaughan, ON
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, Toronto, ON
Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas Square Cinemas, Toronto, ON
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, Scarborough, ON
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, Ottawa, ON
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, Ottawa, ON
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Sudbury, ON
Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal, QC
Sinister Cinema Launch Films
March 27, 2013 – John Dies At The End
In John Dies at the End, it’s all about the soy sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some come back no longer human. Suddenly, a silent, otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead are John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can they stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t. Adapted from David Wong’s audacious horror novel, John Dies at the End is written and directed by Don Coscarelli and also stars Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.
May 9, 2013 – The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh
The feature film directorial debut of Rue Morgue magazine founder and publisher, Rodrigo Gudiño, stars Aaron Poole and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave. The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh tells the story of Leon, an antiques collector who inherits a house from his estranged mother, only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult.
May 30, 2013 – American Mary
From IndustryWorks Pictures comes one of the year’s most horrific highlights. American Mary tells the story of broke med student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) who grows increasingly disenchanted with medical school and the doctors she once admired. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries that leaves more marks on her than her so-called freakish clientele…Smart, sexy, funny and stunning to look at, American Mary features a standout lead performance from horror icon Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, Insomnia, Freddy vs. Jason), and notable performances by Antonio Cupo (Bomb Girls, Dark Angel, Elegy),Paula Lindberg (Fringe, Supernatural, “Iron Man” the TV series), David Lovgren (“Masters of Horror,” “Supernatural,” “Stargate: Atlantis’) and newcomers Tristan Risk as the disturbingly loveable Beatress and Twan Holliday as Mary’s confidant, protector and bff, Lance. A film not to be missed and what and reviewers are calling ‘a true modern day horror.’
June 19, 2013 – No One Lives
From Pathe and WWE Studios, fourteen students appear brutally murdered and the crime scene offers no clues as to the whereabouts of the one person who could be the only survivor, a young woman named Emma. Months later, bandits attack a young couple’s car, only to discover the frightened Emma. Rubbing their hands at the prospect of ransom payday, they don’t realize that those who appeared to be prey are far less defenseless than they seem. Director Ryuhei Kitamura continues his American adventure with No One Lives, a violent and ingenious thriller, manipulating all the genre conventions past and future to his taste.
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