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New posters & info for Cryofilms Black Gate and The Dark Zone!

05.06.2013by: Kevin Woods

Director David Cholewa dropped us a line about two exciting upcoming projects from Cryofilms that are headed to the Cannes Film Festival later this month and we've got the goods to share with you below.

Cholewa may be best known for his international hit DEAD SHADOWS, the action packed creature/horror feature that has been sold in multiple territories, including the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Greece, France and the U.K.. We last reported on DEAD SHADOWS (which stars our very own The Arrow, John Fallon) in February when it was announced that SHOUT! Factory had picked the film up for US and Canadian distribution, scheduled for release later this year. Now Cholewa and his team are gearing up to bring us two more pulse-pounding projects: THE DARK ZONE and BLACK GATE.

THE DARK ZONE is a sci-fi/action/horror project that is set to star our head honcho John "The Arrow" Fallon, re-teaming him with Cholewa for a tale about...

The crew of the colonial vessel “Dreamscape" is on a 10 year journey. Its mission is to establish the first human colony outside of our solar system. The ship carries within it a crew of one thousand men and women who are in cryogenic sleep while a team of 40 take shifts, at six month intervals, to operate the machinery of the colossal spacecraft. Alas, things go sour during a celebration banquet which marks the end of this particular crew's long shift. Some ingest a usually safe alien fruit which causes them to inexplicably fall ill. They exhibit extreme abdominal pains and vomit whole heartily. The frightening mishap forces the healthy to quarantine those who are showing signs of contamination. The sick are placed in cryogenic tubes within one room, while the able-bodied have their space sleep in another room. Two years later, the unaffected wake up to a living nightmare. Somehow the ship has been infected by a foreign organic matter while mysterious and dangerous entities now prowl its halls. Only the unity of the group will allow them to confront the evil that has since plagued the ship. That malevolent entity has many faces...

Check out the teaser for THE DARK ZONE below.

Another project in development from Cryofilms is BLACK GATE, which is set to be helmed by Cholewa from a script co-written by the great Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL). The synopsis for this one reads:

When best friends Gabe and John meet up at a local bar to discuss plans for Gabe's upcoming bachelor party, they never expected to get caught in a battle between good and evil. After running for their lives to escape the clutches of a psychotic vigilante cop named Largo, with a serious axe to grind, along with his furious henchmen, they seek refuge in a decrepit old community center where an unspeakable act has occurred. The brilliantly deranged mathematician and master of the kabbalah, Rabbi Sandoval, has perfected a formula to open a portal which will destroy creation itself. All the Rabbi needs is one more sacrifice to complete his evil scheme. Now, Gabe and John are forced to make common cause with Largo, and two of the building original inhabitants, an old blind man, Isaac, who is more than he seems, and his young nephew, Hiram, to fight their way up through the floors, each of which is protected by a supernatural guardian more terrifying than the last, and somehow prevent Sandavol from finishing the ritual and opening the seventh portal - The Black Gate. Will they be able to stop the ultimate doom and make it back to the world they know? Or has time really run out?

We'll keep you posted on news regarding both of these projects as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Have you gotten the chance to check out DEAD SHADOWS? Excited for more from Cholewa and Cryofilms?

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