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MassIFF 2013 Spotlights Women of Horror, Asian Cinema, and The Lords of SalemWith the legends of Salem being a big part of the state’s history, is it any wonder the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival chose The Lords of Salem for a special screening? But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

MassIFF 2013 opens THIS WEEK on Wednesday, August 14, at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville and continues August 16 and 17 at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. MassIFF will once again showcase the best independent cinema and movie talent as filmmakers, actors, producers, and other industry professionals from New England and around the world gather for this exciting annual film experience.

MassIFF gathers the creative force that exists outside of mainstream film and provides the venue to screen these works and promote interaction with a broad audience, fueling the passion for true independent film. This year’s festival will feature two exciting film blocks, one showcasing women in the horror film genre and another showing some of the best Asian cinema. Other highlights of the three-day festival are feature length, short, and documentary films representing both regional and international filmmakers. After each film block screening, film-goers can stay for a question and answer period with some of the filmmakers.

Tickets are on sale now online here and at the door each night of the festival. Tickets are available by film block or as full festival pass for all screenings.

Click here for the full synopses of the films and here for the schedule.

In addition, a special midnight screening of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is taking place Friday, August 16, at the Brattle Theatre. Izzy Lee’s fantastic short film Legitimate will open the show. Tickets for that event are on sale online here.

The selection process is demanding, and only a small percentage of the submitted films are selected for screening. The MassIFF “Best of the Festival” awards are selected by a panel of judges that include well known Boston film critic Peter Keough; Dean Treadway of the Movie Geeks United podcast; and horror filmmaker Skip Shea. MassIFF invites festival-goers to the closing celebration on the final day of the festival, Sunday, August 17, at 9 p.m. at Park Restaurant, 59 JFK St., Cambridge.

Check out a preview of the 2013 MassIFF official selections, and for more info visit the MassIFF website and “like” MassIFF on Facebook.

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
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Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

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