Three Hi-Res Images from 'Scream of the Banshee'

It was announced the other night that the 200th Saturday Original Movie with be none other than Scream of the Banshee, their co-production with After Dark Films that will premieres Saturday, March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT). Yesterday we brought you the below exclusive mage, we’ve not go two more, one of which screams “Ash” in an homage to Evil Dead 2 (oh hell yes!)

In Scream of the Banshee, directed by Automaton Transfusion‘s Steven C. Miller, “When a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee.” Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) both star.

 Three Hi Res Images from Scream of the Banshee

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Trailer for SyFy and After Dark Original '51'

Premiering tomorrow, February 26 at 9PM on Syfy as part of “Syfy Saturday Original Movies” is Jason Connery’s (interview) After Dark Originals feature 51, starring Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Legacy, “Babylon 5″), John Shea (“Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman,” Mutant X) and Jason London (Dazed and Confused, MonsterWolf).

We showed you two clips, now inside you’ll find the official trailer.

The film chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to decide to allow a select few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. But when one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.
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8 Questions to Die For: '51' Director Jason Connery

In cooperation with After Dark Films and Lionsgate, on Saturday, February 26, at 9PM (ET/PT) SyFy is premiering 51, one of the eight “After Dark Originals” exclusively on their channel.

Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team.

B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the films, in a series we’ve been calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this latest installment we interview director Jason Connery, helmer of the horror/sci-fi mash-up 51.

The film follows a group of reporters as they’re given access to the top-secret Area 51 facility for an unprecedented look inside, only to end up fighting for their lives after one of the aliens held at the base decides to exploit the opportunity by attempting an escape. See inside for the full interview.
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Two Clips from After Dark and SyFy's '51'

Left out of the After Dark Originals release was Jason Connery’s sci-fi horror 51, which stars Jason London, Bruce Boxleitner, Rachel Miner, Vanessa Branch, John Shea, Jillian Batherson, Beau Brasso, Nedal Yousef, and J.D. Evermore.

Now that the pic is getting it’s own release and television premiere, inside you’ll find two clips released by the SyFy Channel.

The film chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to decide to allow a select few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. But when one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.

It premieres this weekend on SyFy.
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After Dark Originals '11: 'Husk' Gets SyFy Channel Premiere This Saturday!

With a limited theatrical run coming to an end this Thursday, After Dark is doing something pretty cool with their originals series as some will arrive earlier than VOD and DVD on the SyFy network. The killer scarecrow flick Husk will be premiering on the SyFy network this Saturday February 5th at 9:00 PM with a special Encore Presentation at 1:00AM. The only question I have is whether or not SyFy will edit out gore? The late showing makes me think we’ll be seeing the film in full. On a side note, I just finished watching Seconds Apart and it was pretty great. I highly recommend it when you get a chance (and so does David). Check out a new promo for Husk that teases the killer scarecrow inside.
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After Dark Originals '11 Review: 'Prowl' and 'Husk'

5 of the After Dark Originals have just hit limited theaters across the country and David Harley has reviews of two of them for you. He found both the quasi-vampire flick Prowl and the killer scarecrow movie Husk disappointing.

‘Prowl’ definitely succeeds in the gore department, offering up buckets of the gooey red stuff during almost every minute of the final hour, but little else is there for viewers to sink their teeth into.

‘Husk’ does nothing to break the streak of bad scarecrow flicks we’ve had for the past thirty years, and insists that you be completely brain dead to not notice the gaping plot holes that drive the story forward.

You can read both reviews in their entirety by clicking the titles above. Don’t forget to check back this weekend to write your own.
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8 Questions to Die For: 'Prowl' Director Patrik Syversen

In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, on January 28th After Dark Films is releasing eight “After Dark Originals” in theaters, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team. Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the upcoming films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this final installment we interviewed Prowl director Patrik Syversen, who last directed the grisly horror film Manhunt. The villains this time around are described as “bloodthirsty creatures” who hunt down a group of unlucky friends inside a warehouse. See inside for the full interview.
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8 Questions to Die For: 'Fertile Ground' Director Adam Gierasch

In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, on January 28th After Dark Films is releasing eight “After Dark Originals” in theaters, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team. Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the upcoming films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this installment we interviewed Fertile Ground director Adam Gierasch, who earlier directed the After-Dark distributed Autopsy and also the recent Night of the Demons remake. Unlike the over-the-top Demons, Gierasch describes Fertile Ground as a subtler, much more character-based film about the slow unraveling of a married couple after they move into the husband’s ancestral home in New Hampshire. See inside for the full interview.
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8 Questions to Die For: 'The Task' Director Alex Orwell

In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, on January 28th After Dark Films is releasing eight “After Dark Originals” in theaters, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team. Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the upcoming films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this installment we interview director Alex Orwell, director of The Task, in which six young students compete a series of terrifying missions in an abandoned prison for a new reality show; unfortunately for them, the malicious spirits inhabiting the prison aren’t there to play around. I wondered how Orwell was planning on breaking the curse of past reality show-themed horror films, most (all?) of which haven’t exactly been stellar. See inside for the full interview.
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8 Questions to Die For: 'Second Apart' Director Antonio Negret

In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, on January 28th After Dark Films is releasing eight “After Dark Originals” in theaters, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team. Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the upcoming films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this installment we interviewed Seconds Apart director Antonio Negret about his film which follows telekinetic twin boys who are suspected in the twisted murders of several of their classmates. See inside for the full interview.
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After Dark Originals '11: Trailer Debut for 'Fertile Ground'

From Night of the Demons duo Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson comes Fertile Ground, one of this six new horror films arriving in limited theaters this weekend as part of the After Dark Originals line-up. Inside you’ll find an official still and trailer for the pic following Emily and Nate Weaver, who leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in New Hampshire. There, isolated and haunted by inexplicable noises and horrifying visions, Emily discovers she’s pregnant while Nate is possessed by the homicidal spirit of his forbearers. In a house haunted by past victims, Emily learns that she’s the latest target in a murderous tradition.
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8 Questions to Die For: 'Husk' Director Brett Simmons

In cooperation with Syfy and Lionsgate, on January 28th After Dark Films is releasing eight “After Dark Originals” in theaters, in a bid to take the “horror festival concept to a higher level”. Instead of acquiring the films after the fact, as with “8 Films to Die For”, these Originals were developed from the ground up at the famed genre distributor in an effort to create “high quality horror films” with full input from the After Dark team. Now, in anticipation of their release, B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen put eight questions to the directors of each of the upcoming films, in a series we’re calling “8 Questions to Die For: Interviews with the Directors of the After Dark Originals”. In this installment we interviewed Husk writer/director Brett Simmons, who helmed the short of the same name that debuted at Sundance in 2005. The feature takes the same premise – group of young friends find themselves stranded in a cornfield with killer scarecrows – and adds new elements into the mix, with effects created by Gary Tunnicliffe, Mike Regan, and Blake Bolger. See inside for the full interview.
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After Dark Originals '11: New Art for Scarecrow Flick 'Husk'

With After Dark Films’ new “Originals” program opening in limited theaters next Friday (ticket info), a slew of new trailers and posters are expected throughout the next week. This morning we scored a look at new art for Brett Simmons’ Husk, the scarecrow flick that sees five friends on a weekend trip who become stranded in isolated farmland when crows attack their SUV. They soon realize that the cornfields are inhabited by reanimated human scarecrows who reproduce by killing and force their undead victims to join their ranks. Graye plays the brainiac of the group, Thomason is the blue-collar guy, and Chatham is the jock.
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After Dark Originals '11: Lionsgate Announces Two for DVD

From the creators of the wildly successful After Dark Horrorfest series come two all-new original films sure to leave fans trembling in fear. On March 29, the fear hits home as Lionsgate debuts After Dark Originals: Husk and Prowl on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. The two all-new films provide a higher quality of horror, fully developed and produced by After Dark. Husk and Prowl will both have a limited theatrical release on January 28th.
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After Dark Originals '11: Trailer Debut for Scarecrow Chiller 'Husk'

After Dark Films has provided Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive look at the trailer for Husk, the sixth feature film part of the After Dark Originals (in theaters January 28), which is a gruesome tale written and directed by Brett Simmons (Mark of Love) based on Simmons’ short film of the same name. The film stars Wes Chatham (“The Unit,” In the Valley of Elah), C.J. Thomason (“The Big Bang Theory”), and Devon Graye (Scar 3D, Showtime’s “Dexter”). Inside you’ll find the trailer, alongside a previously released image of “the scarecrow”.
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After Dark Originals Arrives in Theaters January 28

In case you were wondering, Bloody Disgusting has learned that After Dark Films will debut their new After Dark Originals line in limited theaters on January 28th. You can preview all 8 titles in our exclusive 2011 preview piece. Different than “Horrorfest”, the “Originals” line features films produced by After Dark, rather than being acquired. Included in the line-up are: Re-Kill, 51, Scream of the Banshee, Prowl, Fertile Ground, The Task, Seconds Apart and Husk. Expect a DVD/VOD release soon after (usually around March). Details on each film can be found inside.
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After Dark Originals '11: 'Scream of the Banshee' Poster

Inside you’ll find the official one sheet for Scream of the Banshee, one of the eight After Dark Originals arriving in theaters early next year. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion) and starring Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and Lauren Holly, when a college Professor opens up a strange, ornate box discovered in the basement of a University, she and her students hear a horrifying scream belonging to that of a bloodthirsty banshee. They think nothing of it, until that scream begins to haunt all that heard it in strange and surreal ways. According to Irish lore, if you hear a Banshee scream, you will die – which is what starts happening to them one by one, as the creature starts taking their lives…

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After Dark Originals '11: First Look at Orlando Jones in 'Seconds Apart'

After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon have officially announced Seconds Apart as part of the After Dark Originals “A New Brand of Fear” line-up. The film is directed by award winning short-film director Antonio Negret (Towards Darkness) and stars Orlando Jones (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Evolution) and twins Gary Entin (Rest Stop, The Seeker) & Edmund Entin (Rest Stop, The Seeker, The New Daughter). Inside you’ll find the details, along with the first image featuring Orlando Jones.
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After Dark Originals '11: Creature Tease in First '51' Image!

Part of After Dark Films’ new “Originals” series set to premiere in 2011, Bloody Disgusting scored an exclusive first look at Jason Connery’s 51, which chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to decide to allow a select few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. But when one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror. Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London and Rachel Miner star. The first image teases the creature running amok.
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