Cinepocalypse 2018 Announces First Film Michael Winnick’s Malicious Starring Josh Stewart and Bojana Novakovic

The Chicago-based genre film festival Cinepocalypse just announced that director Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) will be Co-Presidents of the 2018 Feature Film Jury.

From Sinister to Doctor Strange, both Derrickson and Cargill exemplify everything we love about genre filmmaking,” says Cinepocalypse founder Josh Goldbloom. “Their rise to success is no small feat, and that they share in our enthusiasm to help showcase the best up-and-coming independent efforts makes their inclusion as Feature Film Jury presidents even more thrilling for us.

On top of that, the fest announced its first title with the world premiere of Michael Winnick’s Malicious starring Josh Stewart (The Collector) and Bojana Novakovic (Beyond Skyline).

Our 2018 lineup of over 50 films is shaping up to be our most exciting yet, and with world premieres such as Malicious and many more surprises in store,” Goldbloom continues. “There’s never been a better time to celebrate genre cinema.”

Cinepocalypse 2018 will reveal its first wave of films in May before taking place June 21 – 28. Are you excited about this year’s Cinepocalypse? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Malicious synopsis:

A housewarming gift from hell terrorizes a young pregnant couple when a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its morbid intentions is unleashed from a cursed antique box. It stars Josh Stewart (The Collector) and Bojana Novakovic (Beyond Skyline), and is produced by Shaun Redick, the Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning cultural phenomenon Get Out.





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