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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced!

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Full Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced!

Full Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced!

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 has dropped its second announcement with wave two of the program, locals only showcase, shorts and more! Bringing the best of horror to Brooklyn from October 12 to October 15, check out the full lineup of films and events below!

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THE BOOK OF BIRDIE
UK | 2017 | 90 min | Dir. Elizabeth E. Schuch
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
First-time director Elizabeth E. Schuch impressively blends psychological horror, whimsical fantasy, and feminist ideals in one-of-a-kind THE BOOK OF BIRDIE. Shy and fragile teenager Birdie’s unusual hallucinations, dark obsessions and fascination with blood are triggered as she’s forced into a remote convent and faced with what her fate will be.

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MAYHEM
USA | 2017 | 86 min | Dir. Joe Lynch
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Making its New York Premiere, MAYHEM follows office scapegoat Derek Cho (played by THE WALKING DEAD’s Steven Yeun) as he’s fired from his cozy legal job just as the dreaded rage-inducing “ID7 virus” quarantines the building. The twist? Thanks to Cho, all acts of violence committed while infected are instantly acquitted, making it the perfect battleground for revenge. Director Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2, EVERLY) delivers a fast-paced blend of corporate satire, corporeal brutality and heavy metal in this powerful new feature.

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COLD HELL (DIE HÖLLE)
Germany | 2017 | 92 min | Dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky
EAST COAST PREMIERE
After witnessing a brutal murder from the window of her apartment, Turkish-born and taking-no-shit Ozge finds herself the next target of a calculated serial killer. Unfortunately for the killer, she has her own brand of viciousness on tap and is anything but a victim. An intelligent and live-wire cross between Italian Giallo and Jason Bourne, Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s (THE COUNTERFEITERS) COLD HELL is a first-rate, action-packed genre-bender.

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THE CRESCENT
Canada | 2017 | 99 min | Dir. Seth A. Smith
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Plagued by painful memories, a young, recently-widowed mother relocates to a remote town and does her best to overcome emotional trauma. But the town locals have their own plans for her and before long their strange, dark and ancient traditions turn her life into a waking nightmare. Visually ambitious and tonally hypnotic, Canadian filmmaker Seth A. Smith’s haunting THE CRESCENT casts a sneakily powerful spell.

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INHERITANCE
USA | 2017 | 93 min | Dir. Tyler Savage
EAST COAST PREMIERE
A man learns of the death of his absentee biological father and inherits his 2.5 million dollar home in the aptly named INHERITANCE. While staying there with his pregnant fiancé, he begins to uncover horrible truths about his father that could destroy his life. Fantastic lead performances and a patient, sinister narrative make this one hell of an impressive debut for director Tyler Savage who will be in attendance.

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RIFT (RÖKKUR)
Iceland | 2017 | 111 min | Dir. Erlingur Thoroddson
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Intrigued by an unexpected call, Gunnar heads to a remote outpost to reconnect with his ex-boyfriend Einar. Despite the happy reunion the two men can’t shake the feeling that someone, or something, is there—and has sinister plans. Elegant and assured, the subtly creepy RIFT is the audacious follow-up feature from Icelandic filmmaker Erlingur Thoroddsen, whose debut feature, CHILD EATER, world-premiered at BHFF 2016 as our closing night screening. Director Erlingur Thoroddson will be in attendance.

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FASHIONISTA
USA | 2016 | 106 min | Dir. Simon Rumley
NEW YORK PREMIERE
British cinema provocateur Simon Rumley completes his unofficial Texas trilogy (after RED WHITE & BLUE and JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT’S LAST WORD) with a film that proves you can’t spell “distress” without “dress.” RED WHITE & BLUE’s Amanda Fuller is fascinating as April, a clothing-obsessed woman whose suspicions about her husband’s infidelity send her down a rabbit hole of dangerous, self-destructive behavior.

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SALVATION (SALVACIÓN)
Spain | 2016 | 80 min | Dir. Denise Castro
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Stuck in a hospital waiting to undergo open heart surgery, Cris finds a reason to stay in another patient named Victor who claims to be a vampire. Surrounded by death, Cris must decide between immortality and leaving her future up to fate. Filled with moments of sadness and paralyzing dread, Salvation is a terrifying new entry in the vampire canon.

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GAME OF DEATH
Canada / France | 2017 | 73 min | Dir. Baz Morais & Sebastien Landry
NEW YORK PREMIERE
For a group of party-crazy teens, it’s all about smoking, drinking and sex. But that goes to hell when they play a board game that requires human blood and whose uncontrollable countdowns lead to head explosions. Survival requires killing someone else. Bodies will drop and craniums will burst in this insanely gory and fun-as-hell, splatter feature by Canadian co-directors Sebastien Landry and Laurence Baz Morais.

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TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY
USA | 2017 | 108 min | Dir. Derek Dennis Herbert
EAST COAST PREMIERE
The man behind two of horror’s greatest slashers, Jason Voorhees and the HATCHET franchise’s Victor Crowley, Kane Hodder has proven himself unbeatable when it comes to offing on-screen victims. But as it turns out he’s even more unbeatable in real life, having persevered through a painful childhood and a nearly fatal accident. Derek Dennis Herbert’s heartfelt documentary TO HELL AND BACK candidly reveals the heart and soul of a horror icon.

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I REMEMBER YOU (ÉG MAN BIG)
Iceland | 2017 | 105 min | Dir. Oskar Thór Axelsson
US PREMIERE
While investigating the mysterious suicide of an old woman inside a local church, a psychiatrist learns that she was obsessed his young son’s disappearance. Meanwhile, across the bay, three friends discover that the house they’re restoring is haunted. How these two stories intersect is the ultimate gut punch of Icelandic filmmaker Óskar Thór Axelsson’s I REMEMBER YOU, a haunting and cerebral marriage of the procedural with the supernatural.

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INCORPOREAL: A POPUP ART SHOW & VR SHOWCASE
Presented by Dark Corner Studios & Jump Into The Light

Our annual pre-fest art show is boosted up thanks to esteemed VR powerhouses Dark Corner Studios and Jump Into the Light, and features new artwork from Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Abbott, who’s this year’s poster designer.

The critically acclaimed horror VR studio Dark Corner will be presenting two works from director Guy Shelmerdine; the clown-filled and nightmarish journey that is NIGHT NIGHT, and MULE, which sucks you into the last moments of a man’s life and the hellish fate that comes next.

THE BK PARANORMAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: MIDNIGHT GHOST HUNT

Join the celebrated BK Paranormal Society as they lead our festival goers on a candle-lit ghost hunt through the streets of Brooklyn and provide the tools and know-how needed to keep you safe from spirits and creatures of the night.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents
THE TIME HAS COME TO TELL THE TALE: PETER STRAUB IN CONVERSATION with DOUGLAS E. WINTER

Join us for this rare on-stage conversation between one of the world’s foremost horror authors, Peter Straub – who gave us JULIA, GHOST STORY, MR. X, KOKO and more, as well as collaborating with Stephen King on THE TALISMAN and BLACK HOUSE – as he talks about his writing career and the films that sprung from it with famed horror biographer and critic Douglas E. Winter.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a non-profit community-based curriculum through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and programmers/curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective.

LOCALS ONLY SHOWCASE sponsored by Quickframe

This year’s spotlight on NYC-made horror headlined by a World Premiere screening of unadulterated grindhouse flick GET MY GUN!

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GET MY GUN
USA | 2017 | 90 min | Dir. Brian Darwas
WORLD PREMIERE
BHFF is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Brian Darwas’ homegrown feature GET MY GUN. In line with such films as MS. 45 and INSIDE, GET MY GUN’s Amanda is left pregnant after being raped at work. When a crazed stalker becomes obsessed with her unborn child she is forced to evolve from prey to predator. Director Bryan Darwas and Writer/Producer Jennifer Carchietta in attendance.

LOCALS ONLY SHORTS 2017 Sponsored by Quickframe!

A NIGHTMARE WAKES
Dir. Nora Unkel
This proof of concept originally shown at Fantasia’s Frontières Market shares a haunting vision focused on Mary Shelley after a tragic miscarriage.

RAZOR
Dir. James Clay Jenkins
Dark desires and devout religion collide for two sisters and a young priest in early 19th century New England.

ARE YOU WILD LIKE ME
Dir. Billy Nawrocki
A string of missing person cases plagues a small New England town. Could they be related to the infant girl who disappeared in the woods nine years prior?

FLUFFERNUTTER
Dirs. Adam R. Brown, Kyle I. Kelley
Twins Stephen and Clyde are forced to grow up fast “for their own good” in this bloody satirical yarn.

IN HERE
Dir. James Barton
An unknown entity communicates to a girl through refrigerator magnets.

SCORCH
Dir. Robbie Lemieux
Two young lovers think it’s a good idea to mess around with an occult object they’ve recently discovered. It’s a horrible idea.

SLAPFACE
Dir. Jeremiah Kipp
Monsters come in many forms for a boy after the difficult loss of his mother.

A TASTE FOR IT
Dir. Oliver David
An old woman has a strange experience in a parking garage. True WTF material.

BEWARE, THE BEAST I WORSHIP
Dir. Adam Chitayat
A dog with ill intent leads a man through the color-soaked nighttime streets of New York City.

RUBY
Music Video / Dir. Richard Bates
A young woman’s dreamy stroll through the woods is impeded when a sorcerer is allured by her moon necklace. The sorcerer summons an evil spirit from the land to follow the young woman and claim her soul bounded by the necklace.

HEAD TRIP 2017: ALTERNATIVE SHORTS

A MOTHER OF MONSTERS
Brazil / Dir. Julia Zanin de Paula
Welcome to the Freak Show. Twisted and visually hypnotic, this Guy de Maupassant adaptation features a circus troupe with wicked intentions.

COVER UP
USA / Dir. Satya Bhabha
She loves make-up to death. He loves her so. Alison Pill and Jason Ritter star.

GREAT CHOICE
USA / Dir. Robin Comisar
A woman finds herself trapped within a Red Lobster commercial that just…won’t…stop. Carrie Coon stars.

TASTE
USA / Dir. Adrian Selkowitz
All Claire wants to do is throw a fancy dinner party for her husband’s Hollywood power couple friends, hoping it’ll lead to her own cooking show. She just never expected that naked woman lying in her driveway, or what this woman’s past means for Claire’s big night.

OTHERS LIKE YOU (ALTRE)
Italy / Dir. Eugenio Villani
Determined to become pregnant, Ester, having previously been ruled sterile, finally has success after sleeping around with random men. The news displeases Ester’s family doctor, Greta, who has a ghoulishly sinister plan in mind.

THE SERVANT
Iran / Dir. Farnoosh Abedi
A silent and gorgeously animated tale of a bug servant who grows weary of his servitude.

INK
Canada / Dir. Ashlea Wessel
Traumatized by a scarring pregnancy, an emotionally fragile woman seeks solace in covering her body with tattoos. After an alcohol-fueled bender, her worst fears come to pass.

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES (ÖPPNA INTE ÖGONEN)
Sweden / Dir. Adrián García Bogliano & Andrea Quiroz
Sisters reunite after a year apart. One is suddenly doing incredibly well for herself and it’s all because of a mysterious hypnotic vinyl record with extraordinary powers.

NIGHTMARE FUEL 2017: SCARY HORROR SHORTS

AMY
USA / Dir. L. Gustavo Cooper
During an overwhelming heat wave, a nurse at a home for sick patients warns young resident Amy to stay inside her room. Unfortunately for her, Amy doesn’t listen.

FEEDING TIME
USA / Dir. Matt Mercer
Filling in for her friend on a babysitting gig, Sasha is weirded out after a strange encounter with the child’s parents. Strange doesn’t even begin to describe the night she’s about to have.

EARWORM
USA / Dir. Tara Price
Piercingly loud music continually disrupts a man’s sleep. He’ll wish he didn’t figure out the source of the music.

FREDERIK REMEMBERS
USA / Dirs. Ben Sottak & Steven Russel
Old and senile, Frederik passes the time in solitude. A box of Nazi paraphernalia found inside his apartment is about to disrupt that.

BESTIA
Canada / Dirs. Gigi Saul Guerrero
A man awakes to find himself alone by the frigid woods. Whatever ravaged his people is now stalking him.

THE BABY’S CRYING
UK / Dir. Bob Pipe
It’s every parent’s burden: Answering the cries of a baby late at night. For this mommy and daddy pair, however, it’s more of a nightmare.

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…
USA / Dir. Izzy Lee
Unbeknownst to the woman involved, a man uploads a homemade sex tape. Upon making a pit stop inside a grungy public bathroom, he’ll receive his comeuppance.

BIRTHDAY
Italy / Dir. Alberto Viavattene
Using her job to hawk prescription drugs and steal from patients, a young nurse goes about her delinquent ways inside an old folks’ home. In Room 12 however, three elderly sisters have a surprise waiting for her.

iMEDIUM
Spain / Dir. Alfonso García
This frenetic techno-terror murder mystery imagines the day we have an app for speaking to the dead.

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (BHFF), will include screenings and events the weekend of October 13. This independent film event held across Brooklyn will screen feature films and short films that represent filmmakers from around the world that are contributing to the horror genre.

In addition to the film screenings, the festival will also be hosting an opening-night party, panel discussions, Q&A’s with filmmakers, games, contests, merchandise tables, award ceremony and a sendoff party after the final screening.

Via: ComingSoon

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Smallfoot Posters Provide First Look at Animated Feature

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Warner Animation Group has released the first posters for their animated film Smallfoot, featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro. Check out the Smallfoot posters in the gallery below!

Smallfoot is the story of a sasquatch who believes in that humans exist, though the rest of her people don’t believe in them at all.

The film will be directed by Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge, Imagine That) and is written by Kirkpatrick and Sergio Pablos (Rio).

Smallfoot will hit theaters on September 14, 2018.

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Doctor Strange Assembles A New Team

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Doctor Strange is getting his own team of heroes in the new comic book series, Doctor Strange: Damnation, which will pit the Master of the Mystic Arts against Mephisto. The series will send Strange to Las Vegas to address the fallout from Secret Empire.

With the launch of Marvel Legacy, Strange’s solo series received a new creative team and was renumbered as Doctor Strange #381. The issue serves as the beginning of a new era for Strange, as the character lost the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme, the Eye of Agamotto, and his home, the Sanctum Sanctorum, to Loki.

Marvel has announced Doctor Strange: Damnation, a five-part miniseries written by Donny Cotes and Nick Spencer, the architect of Secret Empire. The series will send Doctor Strange to Las Vegas to rebuild the city after it was badly damaged in Hydra’s attack in Secret Empire. Strange’s efforts will be opposed by one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe: Mephisto. To fight Mephisto, Strange will assemble a new team of heroes consisting of Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, and Blade.

Marvel has released the solicitation for the first issue of Damnation:

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1 (OF 5)

DONNY CATES & Nick Spencer (W) • ROD REIS (A/C)

Variant Cover by RON LIM

Variant Cover by TBA

CONNECTING VARIANT COVER by GREG SMALLWOOD

Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

The cover for the first issue shows Strange working with Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight and Blade, but according to Nick Spencer, Strange’s call for help “goes out to a wide cast of heroes who either wield magic themselves or have been touched by it.” That suggests that Damnation could feature other supernatural and mystical heroes from the Marvel Universe, such as Black Knight, Brother Voodoo, Elsa Bloodstone, Satana, and Damian Hellstrom.

Donny Cotes compares the scale of the story to the 2006 cosmic Annihilation, referring to it as “Magic Annihilation”. Cotes says the series focuses on one corner of the Marvel Universe but “still has vast consequences and very high stakes.”

Doctor Strange: Damnation goes on sale in February 2018.

Sources: Marvel

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Watch the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Trailer!

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Watch the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 5 trailer

After a brief promo and a clip from the new season, ABC and Marvel Entertainment have finally released the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 trailer, which you can check out in the player below! Season 5 of the series will kick-off with a special two-hour premiere starting at 8 PM EST on Friday, December 1. Following that the series will return to its regular time slot on Friday, December 8 at 9 PM.

Last season, Agent Coulson and the team saved the world with the help of Ghost Rider. In a rare moment of celebration, the team’s night off was interrupted by a mysterious man and an elite squad. The next thing we saw was Coulson onboard a ship… in deep space! Together, they will have to discover where they are and how to get home while the clock ticks out on humanity. These secrets and mysteries are only the beginning for what is sure to be the most surprising and exhilarating S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure yet!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.

The series was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

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