UPDATE: Added details on ‘Blood Snow’. With the American Film Market only a few days away, more and more indie horror films are coming to the forefront. This morning we got our hands on the new art for Deon Taylor’s long-delayed Chain Letter, along with details on The Killing Jar, The Ledge and Able. Read on for all the goodness and keep up with all of our AFM coverage by clicking here.
Plot: The tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain mail.
Starring: Michael Bailey Smith, Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, Keith David, Betsy Russell, Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, Clifton Powell
Director: Deon Taylor
THE KILLING JAR
Pot: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Starring: Michael Madsen, Harold Perrineau, Danny Trejo
Directed by: Mark Young
Plot: A young college professor, GAVIN, stands on the ledge of a high-rise building and seems determined to take his own life. Enter a detective, HOLLIS, who has been sent to talk the “jumper” out of it – but discovers that Gavin has to jump off the building before noon that day. But we soon learn that Hollis has just suffered his own life-shattering experience, and in the end, it’s Gavin who has to convince the policeman that his own life is worth living.
Directed by: Matthew Chapman
Starring: Terrence Howard, Evan Rachel Wood, Peter Sarsgaard, Charilie Hunnam
In ABLE: A fast-spreading epidemic of progressive paralysis has stricken Berlin, killing most of the city’s inhabitants in a matter of days. Trapped within their own bodies, the paralysis spreading from limb to limb, the remaining survivors are isolated and dying–except for a few. Those few who can still walk may be more deadly than the epidemic itself. Benny Berg seeks to save his father, Ivo. Partially crippled Katrin is stalked by someone who wants to kill her–or worse. Almost incapacitated, Marieke drowns herself. Meat cleaver in hand, Niko grows increasingly frustrated with her “dead” limbs. Rudi suddenly finds Berlin ripe for the taking. Pastor Bernhard preaches to a spastic flock of parishioners. And Captain Hofler firmly believes the military is coming–but to incinerate everyone.
Trailer below while if you click here you can watch a short scene from the film ABLE. Katrin (Maike Möller) is now almost completely paralyzed by the virus, near death, and helpless to stop Rudi (Alexander Gregor).
Plot: Six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party. But, are they true ‘entities’ or is it simply ‘cabin fever’ that brings out their fears and darkness, causing friends to turn against each other as reality deteriorates around them.
Starring: James Kyson Lee, George Stults, Tiffany
Director: Jason Stephens
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