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Horror Box Office – OPENING THIS WEEK: June 16, 2017

Posted by Steve Barton on June 15, 2017

There’s literally something for every horror fan this weekend in both wide and limited releases, including various VOD premieres! Read on to help decide who’s getting your hard-earned horror loving dollars!

Click on the titles below for our full coverage on each. Check back every Thursday at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET for updates.

47 Meters Down
On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate (Claire Holt) suggests they go shark diving with some locals. Once underwater in a protective cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once in a lifetime, face-to-face look at majestic Great Whites. But when their worst fears are realized and the cage breaks away from their boat, they find themselves plummeting to the bottom of the seabed, too deep to radio for help without making themselves vulnerable to the savage sharks, their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling.

Kill Switch
Acclaimed writer-director Tim Smit explodes on to the scene with his futuristic, VFX-heavy feature debut! KILL SWITCH charts the story of a pilot battling to save his family and the planet, based on Smit’s short What’s in the Box?

Set in a future version of the world, the video game style plot follows an experiment for unlimited energy, harnessing parallel universes, which goes wrong. Chased by drones and soldiers, pilot and physicist Will Porter must race through an imploding world to get the Redivider box to a tower, which will save humanity, including his family, in the real world.

A Beginners Guide to Snuff
2 brothers decide to make most convincing pseudo-snuff film EVER and decide not to tell the Victim that it’s “staged” – of course the brothers whole plan goes south – as they picked the wrong victim and soon find the tables turned on them!!

Anomaly
The terrifying story of a family that experienced the biggest demonic possession after moving into a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Deep in the Wood
Tommi, a 4-year-old child, disappears during an annual Krampus festival. Five years later a child is found nameless and without documents. The DNA matches — he is Tommi. Manuel, the father, can finally embrace his son. The mother, Linda, however, cannot adapt to the new situation. A suspicion digs inside her: What if that child is not really her son?

Documenting the Grey Man
A ghost hunting expedition goes horribly wrong when the team finds out that an old ghost story is more than legend.

Dry Bones
Dry Bones stars O’Hear as Drew, a man who returns to his childhood home decades after being terrorized by a monster under his bed. The monster is real, alive, and waiting for him; and as people disappear and strange, dried out husks take their place, Drew suspects he has been targeted by a succubus.

Land Shark
When Linda Regis, Director of Development at MALCO Oceanic Research, unravels a sinister plot to inject sharks with human DNA in the hope of creating a Super-Shark Super-Soldier, she becomes the target of a dangerous killer and the target of the monster of destruction – the human-shark hybrid LAND SHARK!

Ravenswood
When 4 American tourists – Sofia, Carl, Belle and Michael – go on a ghost tour, they get much more than they bargained for, when the ghosts of an evil Doctor and his last patient victim trap them in the old abandoned psychiatric ward.

Weekend Box Office

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Dare Productions Announces Adam Hamdy’s Anomaly

Posted by The Woman In Black on February 19, 2013

Dare Productions Announces Adam Hamdy's AnomalyUp-and-coming UK filmmaker Adam Hamdy, whose feature Pulp was recently acquired by Microsoft and will become the first ever film to premiere on the Xbox platform, has signed on to write and direct his first solo feature film, Anomaly, an original science fiction thriller.

Anomaly will be produced by Alexander Content and Dare Productions. Producers on the project will be Alexander Content principal Rick Alexander and UK-based Phil Bland.

From the Press Release:
Anomaly tells the story of Tom Richards, a young man who wakes up in hospital after a terrible auto accident, and his quest to discover the truth about what really happened to him.

Rick Alexander said, “With Anomaly, Adam has created a suspenseful, contained thriller wrapped around a grounded sci-fi concept that organically sets up a scalable, ongoing franchise. I couldn’t be more excited to be going on this ride with him.”

Phil Bland, who produced Hamdy’s first film, Pulp, said, “Adam and I had a great experience working together on Pulp, and I’m excited to be doing our next film together. Anomaly is a great story, and Adam has a strong vision that will enable us to deliver a compelling film.”

With casting set to begin shortly and principal photography scheduled for a September 2013 start , the financing for Anomaly has been structured and secured by UK-based Smith and Williamson. Anomaly is being executive produced by Syndicate Works principal Pat Nelson and Adam Hamdy.

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