Films for FrightFest 2016

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat May 14, 2016 11:46 am

Barbara Crampton will make your skin crawl in horror-thriller Replace

Re-Animator star Barbara Crampton is on a full-bore roll at the moment, thanks to her appearances in last year’s acclaimed We Are Still Here and the upcoming films Sun Choke (out in theaters on Aug. 5) and Beyond the Gates (which screens at the upcoming L.A. Film Festival), among other projects. Indeed, the actress recently wrapped another movie, called Replace. Directed by firsttime filmmaker Norbert Keil, this horror-thriller stars Rebecca Forsythe (We Are Your Friends) as a young woman who is afflicted with a strange disease. When she starts to age rapidly, she discovers that she can replace her own skin with the flesh of others to maintain her beauty. In addition to Forsythe and Crampton, Replace stars Lucie Aron and Sean Knopp, while the script was written by Keil and Richard Stanley, the director of Hardware and Dust Devil.
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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by Uzumaki » Mon May 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Just saw a review for Raw, looks very Frightfest, has anybody mentioned it yet?
http://twitchfilm.com/2016/05/cannes-20 ... w-raw.html

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Post by DJBenz » Thu May 19, 2016 11:29 am

Indie horror Lilith's Awakening was being presented at Cannes. Directed by Monica Demes under the mentorship of David Lynch, it's a psychological horror art film that tells the story of Lucy, a sexually repressed woman trapped in a loveless marriage and a dead-end job at her father’s service station in a small Iowa town. The highlight of her existence comes at night, when she dreams of a mysterious and beautiful woman who haunts the woods outside her modest home. One night, a mechanic who works for her father forces himself on Lucy, awakening in her an uncontrollable dark force. When he makes her promise to meet him later at his hideaway in the woods, it may be the girl of “her dreams” – not his – who shows up for the fateful rendezvous.

http://www.lilithsawakening.com/

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Post by brad1000 » Thu May 19, 2016 6:52 pm

Uzumaki wrote:Just saw a review for Raw, looks very Frightfest, has anybody mentioned it yet?
http://twitchfilm.com/2016/05/cannes-20 ... w-raw.html
It's in here.
http://thepeoplesmovies.com/2016/05/mor ... s-of-2016/
the house shot her !!!

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by ChrisReynolds » Mon May 23, 2016 5:27 pm

The Cannes postcards seem to have stopped, so here's a compilation of all films mentioned, in categories according to how much possibility I think it has of turning up (made more difficult this year because a lot of them just got a namecheck).

High Possibility
DOWNHILL (Patricio Valladres) - Introduced by Alan at Cannes. He describes it as “BMX BANDITS goes HP Lovecraft”. From Patricio Valladares, whose "Hidden in the Woods" played Frightfest a few years ago.
DETOUR (Chris Smith) - Dark noir. The Frightfest guys loved it, and Chris Smith has had several films at Frightfest before.
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (Colm McCarthy) - British film set after a zombie apocalypse. A favourite of Alan's, and McCarthy's previous feature, Outcast, was on the Discovery Screen in 2010.

Moderate Possibility
PLANET OF VAMPIRES (Mario Bava) - A new 4K restoration version of the Bava film, introduced by Nicholas Winding Refn. Would fit right in to one of the Discovery Retro screenings.
47 METERS DOWN (Johannes Roberts) - Roberts attended Glasgow Frightfest with his film "The Other Side of the Door"
AMOK (Vardan Tozija) - a bloody Macedonian film "a mix of FIGHT CLUB and SCUM"
WE ARE THE FLESH (Emiliano Rocha Minter) Controversial Mexican movie
RAW / GRAVE (Julia Ducournau) - One of Shelagh's two highlights.
THE HANDMAIDEN (Chan-wook Park) - The other of Shelagh's two highlights.
TRAIN TO BUSAN (Yeon Sang-ho) - Korean zombies on a train film. Ian talked positively about it.

Some Possibility
PERSONAL SHOPPER (Olivier Assayas) - Ghost story starring Kristen Stewart. Critically acclaimed, though divisive, but its prestige trappings make it look like something that would go to the LFF, especially with it's Cannes Best Director award.
TERROR 5 (Sebastian Rotstein, Federico Rotstein) - Anthology of urban legends Screened in the Blood Window and invited to the Fantaspoa Fantastic Festival.
ELLE (Paul Verhoeven) - Frightfest guys attended a Private screening.
MUSE (Jaume Balaguero)
SADAKO VS. KAYAKO (Kōji Shiraishi) - The Ring/Grudge crossover.
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER (Billy O’Brien)
MOHAWK - from the WE ARE STILL HERE crew.
THE STAKELANDER - The sequel to STAKE LAND

Others mentioned
THE WAILING - Alan tweeted: "THE WAILING is a bloated, over-cooked, endless bore... can't understand the rave reviews...." Looked like something the LFF would go for anyway.
ALIENated (Brian Ackley) - Sci-fi, has had bad reviews
ANOTHER EVIL (Carson Mell)
ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS (Scott Wheeler)
BENAVIDEZ’S CASE (Laura Casabe)
CHAMELEON (Jorge Riquelme Serrano)
DON’T KILL IT (Mike Mendez)
DON'T KNOCK TWICE (Caradog James)
FUSE - from Industryworks, the AMERICAN MARY producers.
RESIDUE - also from Industryworks
SELFIE FROM HELL - also from Industryworks
THE TRANSFIGURATION
THERE ARE MONSTERS (Bryan Bertino)
TRENCH 11 - WW1 horror. I don't think this has even started filming yet.
WINTER’S DREAM

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by MalJutley » Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 pm

thanks for this feedback from cannes

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Post by markmorris » Tue May 31, 2016 10:01 pm

VAMPIRE RESURRECTION
TRAILER https://vimeo.com/148907597
Family horror film. A retired Vampire slayer's family is threatened making her come out of retirement to save her kids from a Vampire with a grudge.

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Post by STun » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:51 am

Adam Wingarda The Woods please
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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by Scrofulous Peasant » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:47 pm

STun wrote:Don't Breathe

New Fede Alvarez (director of evil dead remake) got great reviews from SXSW and is out August 26th weekend so maybe it'll be shown on the 25th as an opener?

She who must burn -uncomfortable movie from what I gather regarding religion and a nurse working at an abortion clinic. What could possibly happen?

hush - The new one from the director of Oculus. About a deaf woman terrorised in her house.

OwlCat the movie - One can hope ;0) (for those that saw Patchwork in Glasgow
She Who Must Burn was screened at Dead By Dawn this year and it's absolutely dire. Truly one of the worst films of the year. It tries to make a statement about religious fanaticism and the oppression of women but is so heavy handed, filled with unbelievable situations, over the top characters and awful dialogue that you can't take it seriously. Not even enjoyable on a so bad it's good level. Please don't show this one gents!

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by Alex J » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:04 pm

She Who Must Burn was in my Dead By Dawn top 3! I would admit that the ending is decidedly marmite though!

As this played in Dead by Dawn, it's very unlikely to be playing in FrightFest in August
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by bacchus » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:43 am

From all of the various Twitter updates this year sounds like it is going to be the best yet.

I'm more than happy to put my faith in the picks by the staff, lots of films in previous years I would never have heard of or seen had it not been for Frightfest.

I am secretly hoping DON'T BREATHE is on opening night though.

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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by ian » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:41 pm

I don't know if the kept the production schedule up, but the guys from Astron6 who have split off to make a serious horror film said they wanted it on the 2016 festival circuit


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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by zappa fan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:32 am

first film confirmed on twitter

The Love Witch
Anna Biller ‏@missannabiller Were screening in London in August...just did Edinburgh this time
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Re: Films for FrightFest 2016

Post by DJBenz » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:51 am

zappa fan wrote:The Love Witch
Hmm, don't fancy that at all. :s

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