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After Dark Originals at Comic Con

AFTER DARK FILMS SHOWCASES IT’S “ORIGINALS” SLATE AND TALENT AT 2010 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Los Angeles, CA (July 16, 2010) – After Dark Films will be attending San Diego COMIC-CON (Booth #4035) from Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25th promoting AFTER DARK ORIGINALS: “A New Brand of Fear”. Building on the success and global awareness of the Horrorfest: 8 Films To Die For brand, After Dark Films has created the new AFTER DARK ORIGINALS (ADO) line-up in cooperation with Lionsgate and NBC Universal’s SyFy.

AFTER DARK ORIGINALS’ eight cutting edge horror films span the genre. Titles include Husk, Fertile Ground, Scream Of The Banshee, Prowl, The Task, Re-Kill, Seconds Apart and 51. Notable directors and writers include Brett Simmons, whose short film Husk took Sundance by storm several years ago, Steven C. Miller of Automaton Transfusion fame, and previous After Dark writer/director Adam Gierasch (Autopsy). All ADO films were shot in the US and Bulgaria.

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ADO’s 2010 TALENT SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON

After Dark Films has scheduled talent signings over three days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. During the events, fans can collect FREE After Dark signed posters. Additionally, fans can stop by Booth #4035 anytime throughout the convention to get free decals and other ADO branded merchandise. After Dark will also sell After Dark Originals branded backpacks. The signing schedule is as follows:

Thursday 7/22, 1:30 pm at After Dark Booth # 4035, SD Convention Center

Adam Gierasch, writer/director of “Fertile Ground”
Rachel Miner, star of “51”
Steven C. Miller, director of “Scream of the Banshee”
 
Friday 7/23. 8:30 pm, The Haunted Hotel, 424 Market Street, (Gas Lamp District)

Orlando Jones, star of “Seconds Apart”
Edmund Entin, star of “Seconds Apart”
Gary Entin, star of “Seconds Apart”

Saturday 7/24, 1:30 pm at After Dark Booth #4035, SD Convention Center

Orlando Jones, star of “Seconds Apart”
Edmund Entin, star of “Seconds Apart”
Gary Entin, star of “Seconds Apart”

Be sure to stop by After Dark booth #4035 for an exclusive look at the Originals trailers, which is not on www.afterdarkoriginals.com.

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WIN A FREE 32 GIG iPAD

Log on to www.afterdarkoriginals.com for a chance to ENTER TO WIN a 32 Gig APPLE iPAD. Entries are open from Wednesday, July 21st through Tuesday, July 28th. Must be 18 years or older to play. You do not need to attend Comic-Con to enter to win.

What are the Originals??

HUSK – Iowa – Writer/Director: Brett Simmons Cast: Wes Chatham (Brian), C.J. Thomason (Chris), Devon Graye (Scott), Tammin Sursok (Natalie) (Wrapped)

When a murder of crows smash into their car windshield, a group of young friends are forced to abandon the vehicle, leaving them stranded beside a desolate cornfield. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse – but they soon discover that instead of a sanctuary, the house is actually the center of a terrifying supernatural ritual that they are about to become a part of…

FERTILE GROUND – Iowa – Writers: Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson Director: Adam Gierasch (Autopsy, Night of the Demons) Cast: Gale Harold (Nate), Leisha Hailey (Emily), JoNell Kennedy (Brittany) (Wrapped)

Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in New Hampshire. Once there, Emily is repeatedly haunted by horrifying visions and becomes overwhelmed by the total isolation of their new home. Just as she discovers she is pregnant, Nate starts exhibiting increasingly strange and violent behavior. In a house haunted by past victims, Emily fears she is the latest target in a murderous tradition.

PROWL – Bulgaria – Writer : Tim Tori (Hysteria, Trespassers) Director: Patrik Syversen (Manhunt) Cast: Bruce Payne (Bernard), Courtney Hope (Amber), Saxon Trainor (Veronica) (Wrapped)

Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are…

THE TASK – Bulgaria – Writer: Kenny Yakkel Director: Simon Fellows (Malice in Wonderland, Blessed) Cast: Texas Battle (Dixon), Alexandra Staden (Connie), Adam Raynor (Taylor) (Wrapped)

Something diabolical is taking place on the set of “The Task” a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize. As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the centre of a blood-soaked night of terror.

RE-KILL – Bulgaria – Writer Mike Hurst Director: Val Milev Cast: Roger Cross (Sarge), Scott Adkins (Parker), Daniella Alonso (Matthews), Jesse Garcia (Hernandez), Bruce Payne (Winston) (Wrapped)

It’s been five years since the Outbreak and the zombie menace is supposed to be waning. But the brave men and women of R-Division, who find and destroy the undead, are seeing signs of a second Outbreak which humanity may not survive. The footage presented in this prime time special about the men and women of R-Division and their grim, dangerous but essential job of exterminating re-animated humans, was shot the week previous by an embedded journalist during the course of a long, deadly day. Only the film survived.

SECONDS APART – Louisiana – Writer: George Richards Director: Antonio Negret (Towards Darkness) Cast: Orlando Jones (Det. Lampkin), Gary & Edmund Entin (Seth & Jonah Trimble) (Wrapped)

Seth and Jonah are murderous twins who share an evil kinship. Damned from the moment of their births, the brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis – a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable. As their fellow students meet gory fates, the local law enforcement begin to suspect the twins’ connection to the depraved murders. What started as a jealous rage escalates into a supernatural showdown – pitting brother against brother, evil against evil.

SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE – Louisiana – Writer: Anthony C. Ferrante (House of Bones, Headless Horseman, Boo) Director: Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion) Cast: Lauren Holly (Prof. Whelan), Lance Henricksen (Broderick Duncan) (Wrapped)

When a college Professor opens up a strange, ornate box discovered in the basement of a University, she and her students hear a horrifying scream belonging to that of a bloodthirsty banshee. They think nothing of it, until that scream begins to haunt all that heard it in strange and surreal ways. According to Irish lore, if you hear a Banshee scream, you will die – which is what starts happening to them one by one, as the creature starts taking their lives…

51 – Louisiana – Writer: Kenny Yakkel Director: Jason Connery (Pandemic, The Devil’s Tomb) Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Col. Martin), John Shea (Sam Whitaker), Jason London (Shoes), Rachel Miner (Sgt Hannah) (Wrapped)

Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s “long-term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.

Written by Mitchell Wells

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Society. Self proclaimed Horror Movie Freak, Tech Geek, love indie films and all around nice kinda guy!!