Wednesday 23 March 2016

FrightFest Presents - New DVD Release Dates

Discover true terror from Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest this Spring as they unleash a selection of FrightFest Presents titles onto DVD. The movies that wowed and won critical acclaim at last year's festival will now be available on DVD format from the following dates:

Estranged - 11th April

Director: Adam Levins.
Cast: James Cosmo, Amy Manson, Nora-Jane Noone, James Lance, Craig Conway.

January is forced to return home after six wild years abroad. A road accident has left her wheelchair-bound with amnesia. Not only has she forgotten her family, but also her childhood and is surprised to discover her home is a stately country manor. Trying to settle in with boyfriend Callum at her attentive side, she becomes even more distant from her family, who just want their old daughter back. The trouble is she cannot remember who that person was, or why she fled in the first place. Now she must learn all over again how terrible relatives can be.

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Emelie - 11th April

Director: Michael Thelin
Cast: Sarah Bolger, Chris Beetem, Sarah Poufar, Joshua Rush

The Thompsons, a loving family living in a peaceful suburb are the very definition of wholesome normalcy. But on the eve of their thirteenth wedding anniversary their usual babysitter has to cancel, leaving Dan and Joyce to call upon a new girl who seems like a dream come true to their three children: Christopher, Sally and Jacob. As the night creeps on, the kids slowly realize something is very wrong and this woman is not who she claims to be. Jacob, the eldest, must grow up quickly if he wants to save his siblings from the sinister intentions of Emelie, the disturbed woman masquerading as their babysitter.

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After Death - 18th April

Directors: Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt.
Cast: Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown.

Five young people wake up on a beach washed up by the tide. Where are they? What brought them there, and what are the strange creatures that surround them? 

All this and more will be revealed in this beautifully executed, award-winning first feature, chock full of exciting new acting talent, from Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt – future genre names to keep a sharp eye out for.

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The Sand - 25th April

Director: Isaac Gabaeff.
Cast: Mitchel Musso, Dean Geyer, Nikki Leigh, Brooke Butler, Meagan Holder.

After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles.

Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?

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Night of the Living Deb - 2nd May

Director: Kyle Rankin.
Cast: Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette, Julie Brister.

After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember how she got there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door... into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. 

Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life... is trusting them with your heart. Great one-liners, a fabulous soundtrack and terrific performances – a touching rom-zom-com delight from the director of INFESTATION.

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Some Kind of Hate - 9th May

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer.
Cast: Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps, Spencer Breslin, Maestro Harrell, Sierra McCormick.

What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors.

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