The fourth annual After Dark Horrorfest is just two days away but we're already getting details on the fest's DVD release date! Today Lionsgate released a bunch of info on the 8 Films to Die For's DVD releases including a date, prices and special features! Let me hit you all with the day these 8 films are set to hit shelves first: March 23rd! Now why waste any more time? Let's get right to it film-by-film!
Director: Pål Øie
Cast: Arthur Berning, Knut Morten Brekke, Gabriel August Gjonnes, Agnes Karin Haaskjold, Andreas Haugsbo
Synopsis: HIDDEN is the story about a young man, Kai Koss (aka KK,) who unwillingly returns to the small town he ran from 19 years ago. His cruel mother has recently died, and left him the house he grew up in. He means to leave as soon as he has made all the necessary arrangements, but with his heritage comes dark and deadly secrets, and KK soon finds himself tangled up in a series of event that seem beyond anyone’s control… Not everyone in the small town is happy to see him back, and when a young couple out camping disappears, his troubles become overwhelming. The shadows of the past hover over him as he tries to tackle the present, and it turns out that he has spent the past two decades trying to forget. only to find that there are some things that you just can’t run from.
Special Features: None
Director: Joey Stewart
Cast: Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold, Travis Tedford
Synopsis: In the scenic and remote country of Rocky Branch, Texas, the Workley ranch house would become the infamous scene known internationally on the internet as “The Final.” Dane, an awkward student with a deadly vendetta and suicidal tendencies, leads a group of outcasts who plot to avenge the years of humiliation they faced by the popular students at Hohn High School. Employing ideas inspired both from their classes as well as from horror films they watched, the outcast turn the tables on the popular students who made sport of them. After receiving a lake-house granted to him in his uncle’s will, Dane and his friends, Jack, Ravi, Andy and Emily prepare for a single night that will leave their tormentors scarred for life…physically and emotionally.
Special Features: Commentary-Producer Jason Kabolati & Director Joey Stewart, Behind the Scenes Footage, Deleted Scene
Director: Nick Cohen
Cast: Scarlett Alice Johnson, Geoff Bell, Emma Catherwood, O.T. Fagbenle, Will Mellor
Synopsis: In THE REEDS, a weekend boating trip through the Norfolk Broads becomes a terrifying, deadly ordeal for six 20-something year old friends. Aboard the Corsair Star, a small cruiser rented from Mr. Croker, the local marina operator, the boating party loses its bearings and cuts through the vast reedy tidewater in search of the main channel. After the first casualty by a freak accident, the boat runs aground. Every effort to preserve themselves and find a way out fails, as one by one the friends are terrorized by young punks and killed by a hooded man with a gun. There is no escaping this vast waterway, a place of endless return, presided over by Croker who killed a group of young people decades before and initiated the hellish curse which traps all who take passage on the Corsair Star.
Special Features: None
Director: Brian Pulido
Cast: Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, D. Randall Blythe, Tony Todd
Synopsis: On their last weekend together, Megan and Abby Graves are lost in a remote part of the Arizona desert where they are lured to Skull City Mine, an abandoned mine town. But they soon learn Skull City is anything but abandoned — and there’s no way out. The sisters are now prey, forced to unleash their most primitive instincts in a desperate, all-out battle for survival against unspeakable horrors — both human and supernatural. Can they unlock the terrifying secrets of Skull City in time to save themselves or will they become the latest in a long line of victims?
Special Features: Two Commentaries, 2 Featurettes, Script Read Footage, Audition Footage, Music Video, 'Spot the Gnome' Game, Downloadable Original Script
ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Director: Kevin Hamedani
Cast: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Bill Johns, Russell Hodgkinson
Synopsis: In ZMD, a conservative island community is under attack! Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida (Janette Armand), an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom (Doug Fahl), a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back.
Special Features: Featurette-'Making of Zombies of Mass Destruction'
Director: Chris Moore
Cast: Don McManus, Ryanne Duzich, Teddy Dunn, Daniel Franzese, Agnes Brucker
Synopsis: Are you capable of the unthinkable? That’s the question seven college students face when they visit a secluded vacation home to celebrate graduation and are put to a horrific test by a mysterious killer. By 6 am the following morning, only one of them can remain alive. Whoever that person is will be allowed to walk away with his or her life. However, if morning comes and more than one is still breathing, everyone dies. Trapped in a deadly game, they’re forced to kill one another in order to survive. Friends and couples must test their trust, and as the clock ticks away: alliances form, tension escalates, and hope begins to fade. Some will fight for love, some to survive, but all will change. Because deep down… we’re all killers.
Special Features: 2 Alternate Openings, Deleted Scene, Featurette-'Kill Theory: Behind the Scenes'
Director: Joel Anderson
Cast: Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Steve Jodrell, Tamara Donnellan, Scott Terrill
Synopsis: In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.
Special Features: Theatrical Trailer
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Evans, Laura Donnelly, Hanne Steen
Synopsis: Stephen (RATHBONE) and Cheryl (Hanne Steen, INSATIABLE) are college students making a documentary about what people dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner Quaid (Shaun Evans, BOY A, TELSTAR), witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror. The three set out to document people revealing their life’s most terrifying moments. But Quaid quickly grows bored with mere interviews and decides to take the study to a much more visceral level, causing all three to become vulnerable as they reveal their fears in front of the camera. Just as Stephen and Cheryl realize they have partnered with a madman, they also find themselves subjects of the hideous experiment they brought to life… learning more about fear and dread than any human mind can stand. Clive Barker, the Godfather of modern horror/fantasy and the creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman Series, produced DREAD. His protégé Anthony DiBlasi, co-producer of the upcoming HELLRAISER and executive producer on BOOK OF BLOOD and MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, masterfully directs DREAD, the second film in the terrifying BOOK OF BLOOD franchise, with mind-blowing special effects from Artem (TROY, TOMB RAIDER 2). For millions of horror fans worldwide, there will be no greater dread than missing this landmark of terror.
Special Features: Featurette-'Facing the Fear: Behind the Scenes of Dread,' Featurette-'A Conversation with Clive Barker and Directoer Anthony Diblasi,' Deleted Scenes