The kickoff of this week’s Cannes market has caused an overflow of news that’s nearly impossible to keep up with. Keeping with some early stories, we’ve now collected five new trailers for this latest Cannes edition of “News Bites.”
First, it’s the week of tentacles as we just now landed the teaser debut of Kim Ji-hoon’s Korean Aliens-inspired Sector 7, a 3-D creature feature “about a mutated creature runs amok in an oil prospecting ship.”
Second is the sales trailer for Bleiberg Entertainment’s (Dance of the Dead, Episode 50) Vampires in Venice, directed by Deborah Goodwin and starring Edward Remington Hoffman, Aleksei Archer, Jennifer Skyler and Bill Cobbs. “On his first night in his new place in Venice Beach, Keith is attacked by some kind of vampire bat and begins to feel a change coming on. Whatever’s inside him is taking over fast and he is unable to remember if the visions of blood in his head are a nightmare or reality.”
Next up is a look at the slasher Jack the Reaper, which stars Tony Todd, Douglas Tait and Sally Kirkland. “When a group of teens set out on a field trip to a railroad museum, they encounter `Railroad Jack’, who makes sure their bus crashes and they are forced to explore Railroad Jack’s carnival, where the reaper “picks” them off one by one.”
Boggy Creek, Brian T. Jaynes’ quasi-remake stars Texas Battle, Melissa Carnell, Stephanie Honore, Damon Lipari, Shavon Kirksey and Sarah Jenazian. “For over 30 years, the residents of Boggy Creek have kept a terrifying secret.” Bigfoot stalks this indie.
Lastly comes a look at J.P. Pierce’s Spirit Hunters (formerly End of the Road), “A cinematographer and soundman, Morgan and Cricket, head to a remote Idaho ranch to film the pilot episode of “Spirit Seekers,” a new reality TV show about ghost hunters. When the host dies during filming, the production shuts down. Unbeknownst to the cast and crew, the show’s director planned the host’s death to boost ratings. Dr. Randolf Fairfax (Doug Jones) fears the bloodshed has awoken supernatural spirits that are now hellbent on their own revenge! The crew must try to survive, dodging bullets, ghosts, and scheming television producers (played by Star Trek’s Robert Picardo and Michael Dorn) as they race to find out what is really going on at the end of the road.”
Check out all four trailers inside!