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Montreal Horrorfest announces first wave of films!

08.12.2013by: Eric Walkuski
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The Montreal Comiccon HorrorFest has just unveiled the first wave of it’s 2013 official selections, which you can find listed below. Looks like a very cool, unique batch - and you'll want to stay tuned for next week's announcement, which involves our own John "The Arrow" Fallon!

To learn more about the fest, head over to its official site.

CANNIBAL DINNER 
Directed by : Frank W. Montag
Produced by:  Frank W. Montag / Mario von Czapiewski
Starring : Mike Zick, Alexandra Lesch, Kristiana Rohder, Lara Baum, Dominik Schneider
Running Time : 76 min
Country : Germany, Year : 2012

Kati (Alexandra Lesch) is a young model on her way to a birthday party for her little sister Celine (Lara Baum). Tanja (Kristiana Rohder), Kati’s best friend, and other friends want to celebrate and camp near the woods. While preparing the party, the girls get attacked by strangers. Kati, still on the way to the camping place, loses her way in the woods and is led on to the wrong track by a vagabond (Jessica Klauss). When her car is stolen afterwards, Kati finds herself lost deep in the forest and arrives at an old factory, where a clan of cannibals is already preparing their feast’s main course – Kati’s friends.

CHASTITY BITES  (pictured above)
Directed by : John V. Knowles
Produced by:  Lotti Pharriss Knowles
Starring : Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Amy Okuda, Jennifer Gimenez, Stuart Gordon
Running Time : 95 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2013

In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped by Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and ambitious reporter for the school paper?

DEAD WEIGHT 
Directed by : Adam Bartlett and John Pata
Produced by:  Adam Bartlett, Dan Kiggins, Lee Marohn, and John Pata
Starring : Joe Belknap, Mary Lindberg, Michelle Courvais, Aaron Christensen, and Sam Lenz
Running Time : 89 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2012

In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, Charlie Russell treks through the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must attempt to overcome his obsession with the past. He must learn to let it go.

DEATH DO US PART 
Directed by : Nicholas Humphries
Produced by:  Julia Benson, Peter Benson
Starring : Julia Benson, Peter Benson
Running Time : 90 min
Country : Canada, Year : 2013

Kennedy Jamieson, a wealthy socialite, has waited her whole life to have the perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris, the young couple is just a week away from the big day but hasn’t had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan’s best man Chet books a remote cabin in the woods to throw them a ‘Jack and Jill’ stag that they’ll never forget. Out in the middle of nowhere, things take a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. What started out as a celebration quickly descends into a bloody nightmare. Friendships are ripped apart and accusations fly in this blood filled psychological horror with a whodunit twist.

FOUND 
Directed by : Scott Schirmer
Produce by: Leya Taylor & Damien Wesner
Starring : Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, Louie Lawless, Alex Kogin
Running Time : 103 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2012

Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it – his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.

HARSH LIGHT OF DAY 
Directed by : Oliver S. Milburn
Produce by: Emma Biggins
Starring : Dan Richardson, Giles Alderson, Sophie Linfield, Paul Jaques, Nikki Felstead
Running Time : 79 min
Country : U.K., Year : 2012

If everything you love is gone, what else have you to lose? 
In a brutal, seemingly random attack Daniel Shergold’s life falls apart. His wife Maria is murdered, his spine is broken; and when the night is over a life of loneliness and disability begins. The intrusion of breezy home carer Fiona provides company, but fails to let any light into his world. Only the arrival of enigmatic stranger Infunari can do that – but it is from a dark place that he comes.Infunari offers Daniel something hadn’t dared hope for, something that shouldn’t even be possible. He will help him walk, help him search, help him find vengeance. All this, but at one hell of a price…We find strength in the darkest of places.

IN THE HOUSES OF FLIES
Directed by : Gabriel Carrer
Produce by: Gabriel Carrer, Chad Archibald, Dave McLeod
Starring : Henry Rollins, Ryan Barrett, Lindsay Smith, Ryan Kotack
Running Time : 89 min
Country : CANADA, Year : 2012

In the House of Flies tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steve (Ryan Kotack) suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a psychological, mind-game with their diabolical hosts. 

LAST KIND WORDS
Directed by : Kevin Barker
Produce by: Duane Andersen
Starring : Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Alexia Fast, Sarah Steele, Marianne Hagan
Running Time : 87 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2012

17-year-old Eli (Spencer Daniels, Star Trek) has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse (Brad Dourif, Halloween I & II). Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies beyond the farm, Eli encounters the beautiful, sweet and mysterious Amanda (Alexia Fast, Jack Reacher) – seemingly the perfect girl. But with the discovery of decaying bodies hanging from the trees, he realizes that the forest…and Amanda…are harboring some very dark secrets. Suddenly, Eli is living in a waking nightmare where the lines between life and death are scrawled in blood, and there is no escaping the terror from beyond the grave.

MY FAIR ZOMBIE 
Directed by : BRETT KELLY
Produce by: Anne-Marie Frigon
Starring : Sacha Gabriel, Lawrence Evenchick, Barry Caiger
Running Time : 85 min
Country : Canada, Year : 2013

A professor of phonetics wagers that he can train a zombie woman to become a proper lady. A musical, comedy zombie film based on Pygmalion.

PORTRAIT OF A ZOMBIE 
Directed by : Bing Bailey
Produce by: Bing Bailey , Laura Morand Bailey
Starring : Patrick Murphy, Geraldine McAlinden, Rory Mullen, Todd Fletcher, Paul O’Bryan
Running Time : 85 min
Country : Ireland, Year : 2012

A working class Irish family is caught up in a zombie invasion of Dublin, Ireland. When son, Billy becomes a zombie, the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and local crime boss. Meanwhile, they have invited an American documentary filmmaker to film their situation and the crew is caught up in the mayhem. Will the family prove that blood is thicker than water or will their love lead to their eventual doom? One thing is clear, for the zombies in Ireland, the famine is definitely over.


LAST KIND WORDS' Alexia Fast 

Extra Tidbit: Which of these titles are you most looking forward to?

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7:58PM on 08/12/2013

Meh

That list looks like rejects that didn't make the Fantasia Festival selecton... :P
That list looks like rejects that didn't make the Fantasia Festival selecton... :P
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