Man, the Stanley Film Festival really came out of the gate swinging. It’s the first year for the Fest, which will be held May 2-5 at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Some of the films playing? Aftershock, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Frankenstein’s Army, Maniac, Tower Block and V/H/S/2. That’s not even the half of it.
The mission statement, “The Stanley Film Festival is a unique opportunity to showcase exhilarating voices in classic and contemporary horror within a haunted space chosen to amplify the experience beyond the terrors shown on screen. Armed with the goal of procuring the most imaginative tales of fright from around the globe, we will proudly present short and feature films that offer a vast spectrum of tantalizing thrills and ghastly delights throughout the weekend. Like the best spooky stories told in the dark, each will be wildly distinct, inventive and unexpected. The Stanley Hotel’s ghostly history as one of our eeriest landmarks, and its inspiration for some of cinema’s most unnerving spectacles, make this the perfect place to tempt the spirits and bring out your deepest fears in a way no other venue can. Enter if you dare, and let these films stay with you forever. And ever. And ever.”
Eli Roth will be on hand to receive the Inaugural Visionary Award and will do a Q&A after Aftershock, which closes the Fest. The Stanley Film Festival is curated by Programming Director Landon Zakheim and programmer Michael Lerman, who selected films from 13 different countries, 2 US premieres, and 13 Colorado premieres. Hit the link above to buy tickets – and head inside for the lineup!!! READ MORE
Music Box Films has acquired the Cairnes brothers’ 100 Bloody Acres as the first film for its new Doppelganger Releasing label, which focus on genre titles across all distribution platforms including theatrical, DVD and digital outlets, says Variety.
Acres, from Australian filmmaking brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, centers on an organic fertilizer business that experiences increased sales when its owners stumble across a “secret ingredient.” The movie premiered at the 2012 Melbourne Film Festival.
“Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their “secret ingredient” to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.”
“Music Box Films has eclectic taste and Doppelganger Releasing gives us another avenue to express the full range of our cinematic interests,” said managing partner Ed Arentz.
Doppelganger’s initial slate will include the terrible Danish comedy-horror movie Eddie: the Sleepwalking Cannibal, starring Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On). Both titles will be released in the spring. READ MORE
Playing at the forthcoming MIFF is 100 Bloody Acres, the feature film debut from filmmaking brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won first place with the film script in the horror section of the prestigious Slamdance Screenwriting Competition. We’ve now got an official synopsis and awesome one-sheet debut.
“When three young suburbanites head off to a music festival in the country, a car breakdown is all they need. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of local organic fertiliser trader Reg, who stops and invites the partygoers to wait for help back at the farm he runs with his brother, Lindsay. But is Reg a good Samaritan or a good businessman? With a big order pending and the brothers seeking to improve their product, will the three youths find themselves pushing up daisies?”
Damon Herriman (Laid, Love My Way), Angus Sampson (Summer Coda) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), and produced by Julie Ryan (Red Dog) and Kate Croser (Danger 5) all star.
100 Bloody Acres is written and directed by the Cairnes Brothers who are best known for their award-winning short film Celestial Avenue which won the 2010 If Award for Best Short Film, the Grand Prize at Rhode Island and Best Comedy at Arizona Film Festival in 2009.
Cyan Films today announced the cast of new horror film 100 Bloody Acres, the feature film debut from filmmaking brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won first place with the film script in the horror section of the prestigious Slamdance Screenwriting Competition.
100 Bloody Acres commences principal photography in South Australia today (Monday 16 January).
“100 Bloody Acres is the story of brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan’s struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business. To fill a big order they need a fresh supply of their ‘secret’ ingredient (think roadkill) to process through the meat-grinder. By chance Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival. But Reg and Lindsay are not psychos — they’re just small business operators.”
100 Bloody Acres is written and directed by the Cairnes Brothers who are best known for their award-winning short film Celestial Avenue which won the 2010 If Award for Best Short Film, the Grand Prize at Rhode Island and Best Comedy at Arizona Film Festival in 2009. READ MORE
Now in pre-production from The Works is Cameron and Colin Cairnes’ indie 100 Bloody Acres, which is being sold at AFM this week in Santa Monica. No art available, but check out the synopsis.
“James is heading to a music festival in the bush with girlfriend Sophie and best mate Wes. He plans to propose to her this weekend, unaware (for the moment) that she and Wes have been screwing on the sly. When their car breaks down, friendly local and co-owner of a struggling blood and bone fertilizer business, Reg Morgan stops to offer a lift. But Reg is eyeing off a business opportunity here: he and his partner, big brother Lindsay, have recently discovered a rich new ingredient to their organic blend – human corpses! James, Sophie and Wes are about to discover that relationships can be bloody hard work, especially when someone’s trying to turn you into liquid fertiliser.” READ MORE