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Aug. 14, 2008by: Jared Pacheco

Since Lionsgate is, for lack of a better term, b*tching out when it comes to indie horror flicks, we need another studio to step up and put their blood and guts on the line. Magnolia Pictures seem to be picking up that torch via their Magnet Releasing banner.

We've been hearing Magnet's name tossed around a few times a month ever since they were created, and now we've got a huge update for you all coming from The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently Magnolia, through Magnet, will be giving us a Six Shooter Film Series. I'm getting an 'After Dark Horrorfest' feeling here... except twenty times better.

Why so much better? Well Magnet have announced the six movies they'll be releasing and four of the flicks are movies we've been reporting on regularly here at AITH. And all four flicks are scoring some major positive buzz. The four movies I'm talking about are: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, LOS CRONOCRIMENES (TIMECRIMES), EDEN LOG, and DONKEY PUNCH.

So as you can see... this Six Shooter is looking awesome already! The other two flicks joining the party will be DAI-NIPPONJIN (BIG MAN JAPAN) and SPECIAL. Magnolia are looking at the Six Shooter Film Series as a touch and go type of deal. Each flick will open for at least a week, then they'll be extended depending on their box office success. Also, Magnolia have some major interest on doing more Six Shooter series' if this one catches on.

I've compiled a conveinent little list below for you all about the six flicks that make up this Six Shooter series. You've got banners, trailers, and basic information for all six movies, plus the dates Magnet will be releasing them! So go ahead and scroll away to update yourself on all six movies... See what I mean about BIG MAN JAPAN possibly being absolutely brilliant?

DONKEY PUNCH - February 2009

Director: Oliver Blackburn
Writers: Oliver Blackburn, David Bloom
Cast: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burk, Nichola Burley, Julian Morris, Jay Taylor, Jaime Winstone
Synopsis: Things go drastically wrong for a group of British holidaymakers in Spain.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - October 24, 2008

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cast: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist
Synopsis: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other peoples blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

LOS CRONOCRIMENES (TIMECRIMES) - December 2008

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Writer: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernndez, Brbara Goenaga, Nacho Vigalondo, Juan Inciarte
Synopsis: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

EDEN LOG - February 2009

Director: Franck Vestiel
Writers: Franck Vestiel, Pierre Bordage
Cast: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao
Synopsis: A man wakes up naked, deep in a dark cave. He's cold, in mud, and has no idea what brought him here, nor what happened to the dead man next to him. Around him, darkness and ruins of an ancient underground world, haunted by phantoms of an obsolete technology and by terrible, wild creatures chasing him. To find out who he is, Tolbiac will have to get to the surface, through this strange network of galleries, abandoned by a mysterious organization called "Eden Log".

Source: THR

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