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AFM 2014: Maniac Director Proves i-LIVED; First Official Artwork

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As we told you a few days ago, a new film is on its way from Franck Khalfoun (Amityville, Maniac, P2), and right now we have an early look at the official sales art for you along with a gaggle of details.

From the Press Release:
‘“Keep your phone on.” That’s what filmmaker Franck Khalfoun (Amityville, Maniac, P2) is telling audiences regarding his new movie i-LIVED, an alleged wild and thought-provoking new thriller that is the first American film to use immersive second-screen technology. The result is said to be an unconventional and wholly bracing cinema experience. It is a coordinated film production in concert with technology production as a means of deepening the viewer engagement with the on-screen characters and plot.

“I wanted to find a concept where I could tell a story using all of the technology available on a smartphone and immerse the user into a story in an innovative way,” Khalfoun said. “I thought if I could center the plot around an app, use the camera on the phone to shoot parts of it, and connect the audience through the phone while they are watching the movie, then the device would become a tool for storytelling rather than an annoying distraction.”

An innovative and experimental project, i-LIVED is a tech-based mindbender about an online app reviewer whose latest assignment mysteriously improves his life beyond anything he imagined but just as quickly starts to tear him apart.

Teaming with producers Ehud Bleiberg (The Iceman, Dance of the Dead), Alix Taylor (Piranha 3D, Ti West’s upcoming In the Valley of Violence), and Pavlina Hatoupis (The Pyramid, White Bird in a Blizzard), Khalfoun is said to have created a truly unique ride that not only touches upon familiar genre conventions but also raises challenging questions about society’s current relationship with technology.

Bleiberg Entertainment is handling worldwide sales and will be unveiling the film to distributors this week at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.

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Agony Had To Be Censored To Avoid An Adults Only Rating; PC Version Can Be Played Uncut

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Agony looks like one of the most explicit games we’ve ever seen, so it comes as no surprise that it had to be slightly censored in order to avoid an Adults Only rating from the ESRB. Now, before you go bitching about how much you hate censorship, keep in mind that the changes made to the game were minimal, with the camera having to be slightly obscured during some of the most extreme sequences so that it could secure an M-rating.

As AO-rated games are never released on consoles, the version of Agony coming to PS4 and Xbox One will be the slightly altered M-rated edition, whilst the PC version will come with an optional patch to remove the censorship and to experience a fully uncut version of the game.

As anyone familiar with the history of the ESRB will know, this isn’t the first time that a non-pornographic game ventured into Adults Only territory. The Punisher and Manhunt 2 both had to be censored in order to avoid an AO rating, whilst Hatred was released uncut on Steam with the rating intact.

Agony, which takes place in Hell, was developed by Madmind Studio, and will be published by PlayWay later this year.

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Los Angeles Readers! Win a Pair of Tickets For a Revenge/Descent/Mad Max/Aliens Marathon!

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Hey Los Angeles readers! We’ve got one helluva giveaway for those of you who are into movie marathons! Starting Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm over at the Aero Theater, there will be a four-movie marathon that will open with an advance screening of Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge which will end with a Q&A with Fargeat. After that, moviegoers can sit back and get comfortable as they get to see a 35mm print of The Descent followed by a Q&A with director Neil Marshall, the Black & Chrome edition of Mad Max: Fury Road, and finally James Cameron’s Aliens!

For three of you in the LA area (and only if you’re 17 or older), we’ve got three pairs of tickets to give away for the entire marathon! To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below!

Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.

Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat and starring Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, and Guillaume Bouchède, Revenge hits theaters and VOD May 11. It will come to the horror streaming service Shudder later this year.

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Hover Poster and Trailer Fear What Flies

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Syfy Films recently announced that Matt Osterman’s new film Hover from producer Travis Stevens (We Are Still Here) will be hitting theaters June 29 and VOD/Digital HD July 3.

And to celebrate today we have the film’s trailer and poster. You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Matt Osterman (400 Days) from a script written by Cleopatra Coleman, is produced by Travis Stevens and Claire Haley and stars Coleman, Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), Craig muMs Grant (Birdman), Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men), Fabianne Therese (Southbound) and Rhoda Griffis (Walk the Line).

It hits theaters June 29 and VOD/Digital HD July 3.

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Hover takes place in the near future, where environmental strain has caused food shortages around the world. Technology provides a narrow path forward, with agricultural drones maximizing the yield from what land remains. Two compassionate care providers, Claudia (Coleman) and her mentor John, work to assist sick farmland inhabitants in ending their lives. After John dies under mysterious circumstances, a group of locals helps Claudia to uncover a deadly connection between the health of her clients and the technology they are using.

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