Support Independent Horror: Midnight Son
“Midnight Son” is a gritty, realistic new look at the vampire genre! Eduardo Sanchez of The Blair Witch Project fame is on board as executive producer!
Check out trailer below and visit the Official Website for Midnight Son for more information. You can also “friend” them on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news and happenings in regards to the films’ progress!
MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Featured Short: Doppleganger!
DIRECTED BY DREW DAYWALT
doppelganger – dop•pel•gang•er – 1) a ghostly counterpart of a living person, 2) a double 3) a twin or alter ego
Featured Short: Love Hurts
Whoever thought that getting over someone you love could be so creepy?
Cast: Medi Broekman, Nasrdin Dchar, Déna Massque & Sergec Geworkan
Director: Shariff Nasr
Executive producer: Arno van Rossum
Producers: Floor Schroeijers & Robbert Bruijs
DOP: Bas Andries
Gaffer: Martin Roozeboom
Art: Paula Loos
Sound design: Michaël Sauvage
Featured Short: The Residual
When an unknown virus attacks, 3 friends are forced to choose between survival and loyalty.
Upcoming Horror: The Presence
The Presence stars Mira Sorvino, Shane West, Justin Kirk and Tony Curran. The film was directed by Tom Provost, who is pretty new to the scene. IMDB states that the film is in post-production, however, even though there is little to no information on this film, I’ve read that this film may be on the film festival circuit. Weird thing is that there has been talk of this film since 2008. IMDB has it slated for release in 2010, it’s just of matter of when. Sounds like this one is in Hollywood limbo but only time will tell.
This information is coming from someone who is said to have worked on the film:
The Presence is a modern take on an old-fashioned ghost story, highly atmospheric, with twists, turns and shocks that combine to create an increasing sense of dread and fear as the story progresses to a terrifying climax.
The movie has a number of intriguing and original elements that will garner attention: the first third of the movie, for instance, is largely without dialogue and the unusual use of darkness will create a movie with a very distinctive look. Yet the movie has been written with a mainstream audience in mind and fulfills the main requisite any ghost story must have to be successful: it is very scary.
Set in an old cabin isolated deep in the back-rivers of an unknown locale, a man lives a desolate, lonely existence. No electricity. No indoors plumbing. No means of communication.
When a woman arrives at the cabin for some time away from a troubled marriage, we discover the man is actually a ghost. As she sets up house in the cabin, he becomes creepily fascinated with her.
The woman initially has no idea the ghost is watching her. As time passes, however, she begins to suspect the other presence in the cabin; her fear builds as unexplained events begin to occur and as the ghost stalks her. The unexpected arrival of the woman’s husband initially reduces the woman’s fears, but the extremely jealous ghost begins to stalk the husband as well, causing the woman further suspicion and alarm.
As the hauntings escalate, the ghost himself becomes frightened as otherworldly whispers — audible only to the ghost — ominously fill the cabin. Soon, another dark presence appears. This powerful presence, a malevolent figure dressed all in black, begins to wreak havoc on both the ghost and the couple.
Spiraling to an intense and terrifying battle of good versus evil, the film navigates through clever twists and turns, culminating in an ear-piercing climax that will leave the audience breathless.
By creating a unique experience that will still entertain a large section of the movie-going audience, The Presence has the same potential for success achieved by similar movies in its genre. The ‘scary movie genre’ (ghost stories, horror movies and thrillers) has been one of the most reliable genres for box office profit since film distribution began in the early part of the century. Audience demand has not dissipated: just this last year a number of such films (Hide and Seek, The Grudge, The Amityville Horror, Open Water and Saw, to name a few) have done extremely well both theatrically and in DVD sales.
Sounds very interesting and can’t wait for a trailer. The video below is more of a promo for the movie rather than a trailer that can be found on the official site of the movie: http://www.thepresencemovie.com/
Upcoming Horror From French Director: The Divide
Being Helmed by French Director Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) comes this new post-apocalyptic horror/thriller film, The Divide, originally titled, The Fallout. Judging from the teaser trailer below, the concept of the film looks quite interesting as some devastating event causes panic and pins people against one another in an apartment building and is being deemed as “the end of the world”. That mere statement is frightening enough to send goosebumps throughout. Don’t mind the slight undertones of the “Inception” trailer with this trailer.
When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York , eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter designed by their paranoid superintendent Mickey. With just three connecting rooms it’s barely big enough, but with stockpiles of food and water, the group are at least safe from the horrors outside, and they settle in and attempt to fathom the catastrophe that has ended the lives of so many of their loved ones.
But suddenly men in HAZMAT suits storm their shelter and open fire. The strangers join forces in a desperate bid to take on this enemy, with no one understanding what these HAZMATS are looking for and what drives them to be so merciless. With fatalities on both sides and the remaining HAZMATS temporarily pushed back and locked out, the worst is yet to come for the group. Cabin fever sets in as the perception of the shelter shifts from safe-haven to claustrophobic rat-trap.
Latest work: The Other One
Check out my latest foray into webisode making, although this is only a four part-er. BUT! I combined all four parts and made this into a short! I aspire to be like “Fewdio” (You must check them out!), but those guys are just way too good! This is one is called “The Other One” about a gentleman serial killer. Hope you enjoy, if you do, you can check the other three parts on youtube other shorts on Vimeo or Youtube, if you must: