AFM ’09: ‘The Reeds’, ‘Secret Sunday’, ‘The Invited’ and ‘Darkening Sky’

There are just too many low budget independent films being announced, so we’ll just keep jamming them into these multiple pieces so you can enjoy a few at one time instead of having to sort through hundreds of stories on the front page. Beyond the break you’ll find the skinny and trailers for films featuring charred ghosts in The Reeds, a great evil in The Invited, negative Karma in Secret Sunday and evil aliens in Darkening Sky.
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THE REEDS

Terror comes from the water in Altadena Films’ The Reeds, which is directed by Nick Cohen and stars O.T. Fagbenle, Anna Brewster, Danny Caltagirone, Emma Catherwood, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Will Mellor, Geoff Bell. In the film a boating party gets lost in the ancient waterways of the Norfolk Broads and finds itself victim of a terrifying secret hidden in The Reeds. Check out the AFM art and trailer by reading below.

SECRET SUNDAY

Director: Saranyoo Jiralak
Starring: Siraphun Wattanajinda, James Alexander

Number 9 is a horror movie about a man’s journey’s to make a merit in order to correct his bad karma in 9 templates within 7 days. The journey led him and his companions into series of unexpected and horrified revelations.

According to his mother request, Nat, a young architect, unwillingly takes a journey to visit 9 different temples in order to clean up his bad karma. He is accompanied by Poon, his beauty columnist girlfriend and Sujitto, a young monk who takes care of the Tripitaka house and is responsible for the chant to chase away the bad karma.

All three characters have different purposes for taking this trip, but later on they discover that they are put together in this trip for an unforeseeable reason. A karma committed by one person could relate to karma of others. Horrifying acts done in their previous lives reveal themselves as the journey go by. The more they try to clean up Nat’s bad karmas by making a merit, the closer they get to “THEM”

The journey has changed their faith forever. How is Nat going to clean up his own mess? Would Nat be forgiven? How can an act of making the merit overcome the relentless vengeance?

THE INVITED

Directed by: Ryan McKinney
Starring: Megan Ward, Pam Grier, Lou Diamond Phillipps

A young married couple who are pregnant with their first child move into their turn-of-the-century home where they discover that a great evil has resided for nearly a century, unleashed by a previous occupant.

DARKENING SKY

Back in August we reported that Rider Strong (Cabin Fever, Cabin Fever 2) joined Ezra Buzzington (Halloween 2, The Hills Have Eyes), Charley Rossman (Superbad, “CSI”), Sally Berman (Angels and Demons), Daniel Kirschner and LaShan Anderson in Victor Bornia’s Darkening Sky, which is currently in post-production.

The indie pic is a sci-fi, horror and psychological thriller that explores the world of alien visitation and abduction, and asks: What is the real reason aliens are visiting us? And what is our role in all of it? The official website has now been launched and features your first ever look at the trailer for the film (also being added below), which comes right on the cusp of Uni’s The Fourth Kind.

When an alien abduction nightmare is revealed to have been much more than a dream, a skeptical grad student studying the “modern mythology” of UFOs and ETs finds himself confronting an impossible reality involving shape-shifting extraterrestrials, implanted objects, organ harvesting and humans possessed by a malevolent alien presence unlike anything he has ever heard about… All while dealing with a growing suspicion that he is somehow the center of the aliens’ plan.

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