A few weeks back, We Are Indie Horror reported that After Dark Films announced they are bringing back the 8 Films To Die For festival, which plays in your local cinema for one weekend. Over the course of the weekend you have the opportunity to see 8 brand new ORIGINAL horror films.
8 Films To Die For started in 2006 with such films as the fun supernatural teen slaughter-fest Gravedancers, the wildly creative The Hamiltons, and the successful urban legend tale Penny Dreadful.The festival originally ran for 4 years with the last installment being in 2010. Over those 4 years, After Dark presented over 30 different, original, indie films to movie-goers across the US. All those films can be found on DVD at any shop online.
After a 5 year hiatus, After Dark is back with 8 new films to be distributed over the course of one weekend. The festival takes place this year on October 16-18. This years line up includes zombies, possession, an experimental horror film, killer bears, and 3 different slasher films. The films in this years festival are as follows:
It’s been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world’s population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on, as most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into “zones” and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak.
Murder in the Dark
When a group of young people camping in the ruins of a medieval Turkish town play a party game called ‘Murder in the Dark’, they soon discover that someone is taking the game too far… Produced in an experimental shooting style, this murder-mystery features a cast of actors who were not allowed to see the script. The actors’ choices interactively changed the shape of the story. They had to use clues to solve the mystery laid out before them by the filmmakers.
The Wicked Within
When a little girl dies, her family gathers to mourn the loss. Yet the pain is not forgotten and a vengeful demon spirit takes possession of a vulnerable family member tearing at the ties that bind them all together. One by one, it forces each family member to confess to his or her buried lies and face the morbid consequences of their sins.
A morally ambiguous corporation experiments with genetic modification resulting in the creation of a man-hunting creature. When it escapes, a group of unsuspecting cabin dwellers become its prey in a horrifying game of cat and mouse.
As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.
Emily is a high-school student with a penchant for drawing gruesome pictures in her sketchbook. There’s a reason for her obsession with horrific images: Her father Tom once went on a murder spree and is now residing in a mental hospital. On a night she’s home alone babysitting her mute little brother, Tom escapes and targets Emily and her friends during a bloody killing rampage.
Five strangers – newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways – become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence known in an isolated mountain town.
and Wind Walkers
A U.S. solider returns home from captivity to find that his best friend and fellow former POW has gone AWOL. While out on an annual hunting trip with his friend’s father and some extended family, their group comes under attack by an ancient Native American curse that has mysterious connections to his best friend’s heritage and the prison in which they were once held captive.
Are you going to be checking out any, if not all of these films come October 16? In the comments below, let us know which films interest you. Be sure to stay up to date on their website for more information tickets and locations www.8filmstodiefor.com