On Wednesday, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival announced their 2nd Wave of films screening at this year’s event, taking place from August 12th through 19th (both theatrically and virtually). It includes two upcoming releases from DREAD (the horror distribution arm of our parent company, Epic Pictures): Howling Village, and Val!
Today, we’re sharing a handful of images from Howling Village (directed by Takashi Shimizu), slated for its US premiere as part of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival! Check them out below the trailer and synopsis!
After her brother goes missing, Kanade, a young psychologist visits his last known location, an infamous haunted and cursed site known as ‘Howling Village’ to investigate his disappearance. Her investigation reveals that the village’s mysteries are connected to her family and works to uncover her family’s dark history.
Shimizu is one of the most influential directors in horror cinema. After his debut Ju-On: The Curse he has gone on to achieve international success. Subsequently, the director would go on to create a follow-up to his iconic first film before turning the concept into two highly successful American reboots of the property.
Howling Village will premiere in select theatres on August 13th, On Demand beginning August 17th, and on Blu-ray on September 14th.
What do you think of our image gallery from Howling Village? Are you excited to see the film in August? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News!