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‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Mercy’ and ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ This October



What do you do when a ton of your movies don’t get a theatrical release? Create a digital label, of course!

In Deadline‘s article announcing BH Tilt, a new label dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse Productions and other filmmakers for multi-platform release, there were release details for quite a few of Blumhouse’s genre titles.

The new label begins with The Creep Trilogy (pictured above) by The Duplass Brothers, which will be released by RADiUS-TWC. The first Creep (review) premiered at SXSW. It stars mumblecore legend Mark Duplass as a deranged lunatic. He collects tapes, which is presumably what the other two films are about.

The films Mockingbird, Mercy, Not Safe for Work and Stretch are getting dumped to digital through Universal Studios Home Entertainment this October.

Mark Duplass also stars in Mercy, based on a Stephen King story, “Gramma,” from his “Skeleton Crew” collection. In the story two boys visit their grandmother only to discover that she’s a witch. The Haunting in Connecticut‘s Peter Cornwell directs Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Dylan McDermott, Shirley Knight and Chris Browning.

Mockingbird, directed by The Strangers‘ Bryan Bertino, has been sitting on a shelf awaiting release since 2012. It’s a found-footage thriller “centering on three cameras that are given to three separate households on the same night with instructions to keep filming if they want to live, but as the night wears on, the characters are pulled into a deadly confrontation with each other at the behest of their unseen tormentor.” Todd Stashwick (“Justified,” “Heroes”), Audrey Marie Anderson, and Alexa Lydon star.

Lastly, The Town That Dreaded Sundown (first look below) remake/sequel will be released through the newly revived Orion in October. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs the film, “65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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