After Dark Films made quite a bit of noise when for a few years they treated horror fans to a haunt season based film festival which they teamed up with Lionsgate Films to bring to the fans. It died a sudden and untimely death and After Dark kind of faded away for a bit but…
They are back and this time teaming up with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to once again bring us a new slate of up and comers talent to (hopefully) scare the pants off of us.
So far we’ve gotten word on 5 of the 8 releases. Info and trailers follow:
“It’s been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world’s population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on, as most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into “zones” and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak.”
2. Murder In The Dark
“When a group of young people camping in the ruins of a medieval Turkish town play a party game called ‘Murder in the Dark’, they soon discover that someone is taking the game too far… Produced in an experimental shooting style, this murder-mystery features a cast of actors who were not allowed to see the script. The actors’ choices interactively changed the shape of the story. They had to use clues to solve the mystery laid out before them by the filmmakers.”
3. The Wicked Within
“When a little girl dies, her family gathers to mourn the loss. Yet the pain is not forgotten and a vengeful demon spirit takes possession of a vulnerable family member tearing at the ties that bind them all together. One by one, it forces each family member to confess to his or her buried lies and face the morbid consequences of their sins.”
4. Lumberjack Man
“As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.”
“Emily is a high-school student with a penchant for drawing gruesome pictures in her sketchbook. There’s a reason for her obsession with horrific images: Her father Tom once went on a murder spree and is now residing in a mental hospital. On a night she’s home alone babysitting her mute little brother, Tom escapes and targets Emily and her friends during a bloody killing rampage.”
Still got 3 more to reveal and they’ll be doing that in pretty short order as all these titles debut on Oct. 16th. theatrically and then a full digital, VOD and home video roll out soon after.