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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With an Irish Horror Movie Marathon on Shudder!

Posted by Jonathan Barkan on March 16, 2017

If you’re like me and don’t find much appeal in going out on St. Patrick’s Day (who wants to hang out in giant crowds of drunk people stumbling all over each other and slipping in vomit?), then horror streaming service Shudder has got you covered! After all, what’s better than having an excuse to binge watch a ton of horror movies, right? So, if you’re looking to get the luck of the Irish in ya, along with a hefty body count, then let’s take a look at several Irish-themed movies they’ve got cooked up!

Shrooms Synopsis:
When five American college students arrive in Ireland to go on camping trip with their old college buddy Jake, they are in high spirits. Jake has promised them the ‘trip’ of a lifetime’ because he claims Ireland has the best magic mushrooms in the world. It sounded like it would be great fun. Now that they are tripping things don’t seem so funny. Bluto, one of the gang is missing. Tara thinks he’s dead because she feels she has seen his death before but nobody believes her they think she is just out of it. They’re out of it too. That was the whole point of coming here, but there is something out there, something watching them, something that will kill them if they don’t get out of the forest and get help.

Wake Wood Synopsis:
The parents of a deceased girl are given three days with their dead daughter.

Stitches Synopsis:
A clown is killed in a party mishap and he comes back from the dead seeking revenge on the people responsible.

Outcast Synopsis:
A beast stalks an estate where two lovers are breaking up and two magic users are on a hunt.

The Eclipse Synopsis:
Michael Farr, a widowed teacher living in an Irish seaside town, believes he has been seeing ghosts. Shaken but unsure, he volunteers at the town’s yearly literary festival and is assigned to author Lena Morelle. Michael quickly falls for Lena who, it turns out, specializes in supernatural fiction. However, she is involved with someone else at the festival, married American writer Nicholas Holden, and will not commit to Michael.

Grabbers Synopsis:
Residents of an island off the coast of Ireland learn that the only way to survive an invasion of blood-sucking aliens is to stay drunk.

Dark Touch Synopsis:
In a remote Irish village, police are called to the scene of a massacre, but they ignore the lone survivor’s claim that the house was responsible for the carnage.

Cherry Tree Synopsis:
Faith’s world is turned upside down when she learns her father is dying.

Citadel Synopsis:
An agoraphobic widower receives help from a rogue priest when the same hooded predators who slaughtered his wife abduct his infant daughter.

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New Dark Touch One-Sheet Goes Retro

Posted by Uncle Creepy on September 26, 2013

New Dark Touch One-Sheet Goes RetroA new one-sheet has arrived for IFC Midnight and SundanceNow's latest release, Dark Touch, and even though everyone and their grandmothers are doing retro-style one-sheets, we still cannot help but love them. Check it out!

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Explosive New Clip From Dark Touch

Posted by Uncle Creepy on September 25, 2013

Explosive New Clip From Dark TouchA new clip has arrived for IFC Midnight and SundanceNow's latest release, Dark Touch, and we have every single pixel of it right here for your perusal. Check it out and look for more on this one soon!

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Explosive New Clip From Dark Touch

Posted by Uncle Creepy on September 25, 2013

Explosive New Clip From Dark TouchA new clip has arrived for IFC Midnight and SundanceNow's latest release, Dark Touch, and we have every single pixel of it right here for your perusal. Check it out and look for more on this one soon!

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Win a Chance to See Tribeca Selection Dark Touch Free Online

Posted by Scott Hallam on September 23, 2013

Win a Chance to See Tribeca Selection Dark Touch Free OnlineIFC Midnight and SundanceNow are so proud of their new film Dark Touch they want to share it with the world. And one lucky Dread Central reader is going to get to see it for free!

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New Trailer Adds a Dark Touch to Your Day

Posted by John Squires on September 11, 2013

Add Your Own Dark Touch to These Images and ArtworkIFC Midnight will be releasing Dark Touch (review) in select theaters as well as on VOD and digital outlets on September 27th, and today we've got the trailer for ya. Check it out!

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Add Your Own Dark Touch to These Images and Artwork

Posted by Uncle Creepy on September 4, 2013

Add Your Own Dark Touch to These Images and ArtworkIFC Midnight will be releasing Dark Touch (review) in select theaters, as well as on VOD and digital outlets, on September 27th; and right now we have several new stills along with the artwork for you! Dig it!

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Film4 FrightFest 2013: Festival Wrap-up, Reviews Round-up, and Photo Gallery

Posted by Pestilence on September 3, 2013

Film4 FrightFest 2013: Festival Wrap-up, Reviews Round-up, and Photo GalleryWith the 2013 August Bank Holiday weekend having passed, so too have some of the grandest five days in the UK's horror calendar -- the annual Film4 FrightFest in London. Take a look here for the sights and sounds of this year's festival plus easy access to reviews of the flicks we caught up with during this monster weekend.

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IFC Midnight Makes Dates with Dark Touch and Argento’s Dracula 3D

Posted by Uncle Creepy on August 16, 2013

IFC Midnight Makes Dates With Argento's Dracula and Dark TouchSome quick distro news has come in for two flicks we've been talking about for a while now: Dario Argento's Dracula 3D and Marina de Van's Dark Touch. So when can you see these flicks for yourself? Do you dare even subject yourself to Dracula (review)?

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Several Horror Films to Screen During Tribeca 2013: Byzantium, Frankenstein’s Army, Raze, V/H/S/2 and More

Posted by The Woman In Black on March 6, 2013

2013 Tribeca Film FestivalThe 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 17th-28th in New York City, has announced its full line-up, and we're happy to see lots of horror films included this year. Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
The Midnight section – formerly known as Cinemania – will open with Dark Touch and offers an international menagerie of seven raucous and rousing new horror titles. “Featuring telekinetic children, mad scientists, and middle-class suburban cannibals, this year's Midnight section is more diverse and entertaining than ever before and a true celebration of the innovative, risky, and groundbreaking stories and styles that can only be found in genre cinema,” said programmer Cara Cusumano.

New to TFF this year, and joining a range of programs at the Festival that bridge filmmaking and technology, is Storyscapes, created in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin. This multi-platform transmedia program celebrates new trends in digital media and recognizes filmmakers and content creators who employ an interactive, web-based, or cross-platform approach to story creation. Curated by the TFF Programming team along with Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives for the Tribeca Film Institute, the Storyscapes program will present five selections at a public, interactive installation at the Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination (121 Varick Street, 7th Floor) from April 19-21, 2013.

"The possibilities for telling stories are evolving, and our aim is to create an immersive space where this participatory, transmedia work can be experienced,” said Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives for the Tribeca Film Institute. “I am honored to have been a part of this Festival-first and cannot think of a better location than New York City for such a vibrant conversation around this emerging art form. We look forward to building a community in this space where storytelling and technology, authorship, and openness meet."

Along with the seven Midnight films listed below, in the Spotlight section, which "blurs the lines of independent and mainstream filmmaking," the following genre films will be shown:

Big Bad Wolves, directed and written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. (Israel) – World Premiere, Narrative. A vigilante cop and a vengeful father capture and interrogate an accused serial killer. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s brutal follow-up to Rabies (TFF 2011) examines a horror that most would not want to imagine: What would you do if someone hurt the one you loved most? A revenge thriller with teeth, Big Bad Wolves delivers on its raw tension and operatic drama. In Hebrew with subtitles.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, written by Moira Buffini. (U.K., Ireland) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Neil Jordan’s exploration of vampirism began with Interview with the Vampire. Now he returns to this lurid, malevolent realm through Clara (Gemma Arterton) and her daughter, Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan). Creatures from Clara’s past come calling, and these immortals are forced to relocate. Dire consequences follow anyway when Eleanor makes a connection with a local boy (Caleb Landry Jones) and slowly reveals the truth of who they are and how they survive. An IFC Films release.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

MIDNIGHT SELECTIONS:
Kicking off the rebranded Midnight section is Marina de Van’s stylish Dark Touch, the disturbing story of a traumatized young girl whose subconscious begins to lash out at those who have wronged her. The young girl at the center of Dark Touch is not Midnight’s only superwoman either. Between the man-made super-warrior slowly discovering her sentience in The Machine and Zoe Bell’s modern-day gladiator fighting her way through an army of opponents in the action-packed Raze, strong women dominate Midnight. Strange and superhuman powers are also lurking in the mysterious figure haunting a young married couple at their mountain retreat in the found-footage supernatural thriller Mr. Jones. But found footage really reaches its apotheosis as a genre in the horror extravaganza V/H/S/2, an omnibus of the most cutting-edge genre filmmakers working today that includes zombies, cultists, ghosts, and alien invasions. Between action, horror, sci-fi, and found-footage, Midnight offers seven films for all genre tastes:

Dark Touch, directed and written by Marina de Van. (France) – World Premiere, Narrative. Niamh is the lone survivor of a bloody massacre after the furniture and objects in her family’s isolated house take on a monstrous life of their own. The police ignore her wild stories, and the family friends and social worker who take her in try to introduce a new life. But in this psychological thriller, Niamh is unable to leave her violent past behind her, endangering everyone who crosses her path.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Frankenstein's Army, directed by Richard Raaphorst, written by Chris W. Mitchell and Miguel Tejada-Flores. (Netherlands) – International Premiere, Narrative. In the waning days of World War II, a team of Russian soldiers finds itself on a mysterious mission to the lab of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. They unearth a terrifying Nazi plan to resurrect fallen soldiers as an army of unstoppable freaks and are soon trapped in a veritable haunted house of cobbled-together monstrosities. Frankenstein’s Army is the wild steampunk Nazi found-footage zombie mad scientist film you’ve always wanted.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Fresh Meat, directed by Danny Mulheron, written by Briar Grace-Smith. (New Zealand) – New York Premiere, Narrative. After a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of dysfunctional criminals flees to the suburbs and gets more than it bargained for when it crash lands in the garage of an upper-class Maori family whose refined palates have developed a taste for human flesh. This action-packed horror comedy tells a blood-spattered tale of basement butchery and shifting allegiances as these unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown. A Tribeca Film release.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

The Machine, directed and written by Caradog James. (U.K.) –World Premiere, Narrative. Caradog James adds another layer to the Frankenstein story in the latest gripping sci-fi adventure to come out of the U.K.. Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defence seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg played by the impressive Caity Lotz (The Pact). When a programming bug causes the prototype to decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Mr. Jones, directed and written by Karl Mueller. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend, Penny, move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Raze, directed by Josh Waller, written by Robert Beaucage. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill 1&2) headlines this sly subversion of the women-in-prison genre. After Sabrina (Bell) is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Violent and relentless, Raze takes its video game aesthetic to the deepest and darkest places, rarely surfacing for air. Includes Rachel Nichols and Tracie Thoms.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

V/H/S/2, directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener, written by Barrett, Jamie Nash, Tjahjanto, Evans, Eisener, and John Davies (USA, Indonesia) – New York Premiere, Narrative. Investigators break into a house, find a vast collection of VHS tapes, and play them one by one. The videos include visions of the paranormal, flesh-eating zombies, a shockingly genuine scene of hell on earth, and a slumber party gone horribly awry. This highly anticipated sequel to last year's horror breakout V/H/S features contributions from contemporary genre filmmaking’s leading talents, including the creators of Hobo with a Shotgun, The Raid, You’re Next, and The Blair Witch Project. In English, Indonesian with subtitles. A Magnet release.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

For more info visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website, and look for full coverage of the event right here. In the meantime like the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page and follow @TribecaFilmFest on Twitter (join the conversation by using the hashtag #TFF).

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