After Dark Films have brought back their ‘8 Films To Die For’ mini horror festival in US cinemas, and the latest collection of horror tales will be unleashed in cinemas on 16th October.
Sadly here in the UK we don’t get the same release, but at some point we will see the films arrive on DVD, so check out the trailer below and mark this one down, as it looks like a lot of fun.
Titled The Wicked Within, and based around a possession, there are plenty of nods to my favourite horror films of all time, The Exorcist, but its done in a quirky kinda way. This actually looks pretty decent.
The Press Release:
The most haunting film from Courtney Solomon’s After Dark Films “8 Films to Die For” lineup has been unveiled: The Wicked Within is set to snag the third spot in the horror festival.
Directed by Jay Alaimo and produced by Gianni Capaldi and Enzo Cilenti, The Wicked Within joins a stable of 8 frightening films to be featured by the esteemed horror company.
“Each of our 8 films has a certain trait that makes it stand apart from the others,” says Stephanie Caleb, EVP, Creative Affairs & Acquisitions. “The Wicked Within is a classic horror possession story with relatable characters and nightmares that linger.”
The film stars Karen Austin (Summer Rental), Gianni Capaldi (Blood of Redemption), Enzo Cilenti (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sienna Guillory (Love Actually), Michele Hicks (Mulholland Drive), and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).
Says actor/producer Capaldi: “The Wicked Within will take the audience on a journey of extracting fact from fiction, striking fear into their deepest imagination. It is the type of film you don’t want to find yourself alone after having watched it. We are thrilled that After Dark got excited about it, and there can be no better company to partner with to expose this tale of hell-bent possession to North America.”
When a little girl dies, her family gathers to mourn the loss. Yet, the pain is not forgotten and a vengeful demon spirit takes possession of a vulnerable family member, tearing at the ties that bind them all together. One by one, it forces each family member to confess to his or her buried lies and face the morbid consequences of their sins.