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Montreal Horrorfest second wave of feature films; Dead Shadows has Canadian premiere!

Aug. 27, 2013by: Kevin Woods
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Next month the Montreal ComicCon Horror Fest will be going down from September 13th to the 15th and will be jam-packed with all kind of genre goodness. Earlier this month we hit you with the first wave of announced films - a very cool, unique batch that include CANNIBAL DINNER, CHASTITY BITES and IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES - and today we have the second wave of feature programming to share with you, which includes the Canadian premiere of David Cholewa's DEAD SHADOWS, which stars our very own John 'The Arrow' Fallon who will be attending the Fest to introduce the film and answer fans questions! Read on for the second wave of programming goodness!

DEAD SHADOWS
Directed by : David Cholewa
Produced by:  David Cholewa, Julien Dunand
Starring : Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Narnigère, John Fallon, Rurik Sallé
Running Time : 75 min
Country : France, Year : 2012

Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of a young man, named Chris (Fabian Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that the Halley’s comet could be seen from earth.
Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in Chris’s building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event.
As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strange – and this seems to somehow be connected to the comet. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond this world.
In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun taunting tenant (John Fallon) – but will they make it out alive?

BELOW ZERO
Directed by : Justin Thomas Ostensen
Produce by: Signe Olynyk, Bob Schultz
Starring : Edward Furlong, Michael Berryman, Kristin Booth ,Sadie Madu, Michael Eisner
Running Time : 94 min
Country : Canada/USA, Year : 2011

Based on true events, BELOW ZERO is a thriller with a ‘Fargo’ feel. It is the story of ‘Jack the Hack’, a less than average, but once successful screenwriter who now faces writer’s block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack’s script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack ‘just a hack’? While writing the script, the actual screenwriter and producer of BELOW ZERO, Signe Olynyk, arranged to have herself physically locked in the meat freezer of an abandoned, remote slaughterhouse. That’s partly how this story developed. It was filmed at the same location.

THE GHOSTKEEPERS
Directed by : Anthony D.P. Mann
Produce by: Bill Bossert
Starring : Jennifer Verardi, Christian Pawlowski, Jenny Costanzo, Sherri Paterson, Anthony D.P. Mann
Running Time : 85 min
Country : Canada, Year : 2013

Welcome to the house where Evil was born.
A mysterious house holds the secrets and horrors of a disparate group of people when the cast of a cult horror movie reunite at the film’s location for a celebration of its success. Soon they get more than they bargained for when the gathering unintentionally unleashes a supernatural terror which not only threatens the very sanity of those in attendance but their lives as well. Can they survive a horrifying night of Ghosts, Demonic Possessions, Murder and REVENGE? Can anyone survive a night in Marlowe House, the house where EVIL was born?

NIGHTMARE BOX
Directed by : Jon Keeyes
Produce by: Carl Kirshner, Jon Keeyes, Matthew Tompkins and Charles Burnley
Starring : Johanna Stanton, Nicholas Ball, Debbie Rochon, Matthew Tompkins, Hayden Tweedie
Running Time : 89 min
Country : U.S.A / U.KYear : 2013

A woman wakes up in a fantastical and frightening room with no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there and must unravel the mystery of her identity before the room and its bizarre inhabitants destroy her.

RESOLUTION
Directed by : Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Produced by:  David Clarke Lawson Jr., Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Starring : Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Zahn McClarnon, Bill Oberst Jr., Kurt David Anderson
Running Time : 95 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2012

A man, looking to save his best friend from the throes of heroin addiction, ties him up in an abandoned cabin and induces withdrawal.

SICK
Directed by : Ryan M. Andrews
Produce by: Cengiz H. Fehmi, Bruno Marino, Michael Jari Davidson
Starring : Christina Anne Aceto, Robert Nolan, Richard Roy Sutton, Jennifer Polansky, Debbie Rochon
Running Time : 93 min
Country : Canada, Year : 2012

Two years after the infection began, billions have died, Governments have collapsed and the human race is on the brink of extinction. Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began. After constant failed attempts to find a cure, Leigh sneaks away to return to her parent’s house. On her way she crosses paths with Seph and Mckay, two militant survivalists, who only just barely escaped an attack from a group of infected. With nightfall close at hand, the three of them know they need to seek shelter, as the SICK are more active in the dark. Boarding themselves up in Leigh’s parents house, the plan is simple: survive the night. But with the SICK surrounding the house and their own tensions through the roof, they’ll be lucky if anyone makes it out alive.

SHE WOLF RISING 
Directed by : Marc Leland
Produce by: Carl Burrows, Michael Spiropoulos
Starring : Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon, Timothy Mandala, Ruby LaRocca, Tina Krause
Running Time : 90 min
Country : U.S.A., Year : 2011

She Wolf Rising is a horror throwback to a Fright Night style 80’s classic. It’s a fun ride that explores the dark side of underground filmmaking. Gina Skylar, the reigning queen of horror, portrayed by Tiffany Shepis, lures Jake Bubar (Tim Mandala) into the decadent world of illusions and myths. Robert Lonzo (J. Edmund Fond) is Gina’s mentor and producer. Someone has stolen Lonzo’s  footage from his latest movie and she needs Jake’s help to recover it. Gina believes that this movie could catapult her out of the  world of “B” movies and into mainstream cinema. Jake struggles with his own personal demons but in the end cannot resist Gina’s vulnerability and beauty.  His  beliefs are challenged when he discovers Gina’s true nature, that “her heart becomes savage.” 

SPEAK NO EVIL 
Directed by : Roze
Produce by: Candace Rose
Starring : Gabrielle Stone, Olivia Cavender, Carl Jensen IV, Sylvie Cohen, Mario Guzman, Greg Bronson
Running Time : 75 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2013

Speak No Evil is the story of Anna, a single mother fighting to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad. The demon attempts to prove what stands before love is ignorance, not evil.

TRUTH OR DARE 
Directed by : Jessica Cameron
Produce by: Jonathan Higgins, Jessica Cameron, & Buz Wallick
Starring : Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Jesse Wilson, Shelby Stehlin, Brandon Van Vliet, and Devanny Pinn
Running Time : 87 min
Country : U.S.A, Year : 2013

6 friends find internet stardom after making “truth or dare” videos online. It’s all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules…

WRATH OF CROWS
Directed by : Ivan Zuccon
Produce by: Zack Ewans, Roberta Marrelli
Starring : Tiffany Shepis, Debbie Rochon, Tara Cardinal, Dominziano Arcangeli
Running Time : 87 min
Country : Italy, Year : 2013

In a dirty and narrow jail, Larry, Deborah, Hugo, Hernest and Liza, the prisoners, are obliged to suffer injustices from the guards and from their chief, the officer.
Yet above all of them there is the Judge. Nobody ever saw him, but he is the one that sets the rules and he’s feared from inmates and guards too.
Suddenly, a new prisoner makes its out from nothing-like appearance: Princess.
She is a beautiful lady, dressed only in a crow feathers coat, shining, sweet-smelling, sensual.
Her show-up causes curiosity in the others inmates, but also envy, suspects and a deep sexual agitation.
In a very short time Princess reveals her dark and supernatural nature: she can move objects with the power of her mind and she is extremely strong….

Extra Tidbit: Which of these films are you most looking forward to checking out?

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11:34AM on 08/27/2013
Dead Shadows - I like the premise and, of course, The Arrow is in it! I can't tell from that above picture but I assume that's him and he looks badass.
Dead Shadows - I like the premise and, of course, The Arrow is in it! I can't tell from that above picture but I assume that's him and he looks badass.
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