2013 is looking to be a very exciting year for horror, and there are countless horror films to look forward to. However, there are some horror projects that really should be at the top of everyone’s must-see list, and The Profane Exhibit is one of them!
The brutal and sadistic horror anthology is bringing together some of the worlds most twisted directors to each deliver a short film that is guaranteed to offend, upset and excite horror fans. Make no mistake though, The Profane Exhibit will NOT be a film for the squeamish, and I for one cannot wait much longer to see it.
While there is yet to be an official release date, the first footage from the film now has a set date to when it will be screened. Those lucky enough to be attending the HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 22nd will be shown a few segments from the film, and those not attending will just have to wait and here the comments of what people have seen after the screening.
With the film almost finished, I would imagine a trailer to be on its way very soon, but personally, the trailer cannot come soon enough. I want to see it, NOW!!! Anyway, the press release for the horror festival footage contains a little more information on the film as well, check it out below.
The producers of The Profane Exhibit are excited to announce the screening of a sneak preview of their long-awaited horror anthology at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday, March 22, 2013. A Q&A will also be offered with various directors, producers, actors, and team members of the 13-segment anthology… a few of which will have very special announcements. Some of the segments screened will be director’s cuts and may be the only time these versions will be available for viewing. The Profane Exhibit will be represented in various ways throughout the weekend (March 22-24).
Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club which is the home of a secret, wicked society. At first it resembles an ordinary fetish or Goth nightclub, but hidden within the cavernous building are many hidden rooms, one of which is known as “The Room of Souls,” a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most evil people. Their host is the elegant yet frightening Madame Sabatier. For their amusement, each member takes a turn and spins a true tale of their depravity: A good wife learns that her husband goes out at night to abduct and murder young women; A botched suicide attempt leads to a drug induced dream; A girl is believed to be possessed by a demon, and her overly religious parents enlist the help of a corrupt reverend who has his own sinister plans; We are invited inside the deranged mind of a respected surgeon as he takes us on a guided tour of life, death, and everything in between; A young street prostitute crosses paths with a charismatic flesh trader and is forced to take an unspeakable journey of sex, violence, and murder; A nun is abducted off the streets of Rome and held captive for over a year, turning her into a feral, murderous creature to be unleashed on society; A chance encounter on a fateful bus ride for an unsuspecting girl who dreams of riches and fame is her undoing; A man picks up a woman in a nightclub and soon finds himself at the mercy of a cult of women who believe consumption of their sacrifice will bring them to their highest form of female dominance; An unflinching look into darkest Africa where human life is traded for fortune and the most unspeakable atrocities are committed.
The titles/directors are as follows; three spots are still left to be filled:
“22 Rue des Martyrs” – ?
“Manna” – Michael Todd Schneider
“Tochka” – Andrey Iskanov
“Good Wife” – Ryan Nicholson
“Tophet Quorom” – Sergio Stivaletti
“Bridge” – Ruggero Deodato
“Viral” – Coffin Joe
“Mors in Tabula” – Marian Dora
“Mother May I” – ?
“Coltan” – Richard Stanley
“Jigoku” – Yoshihiro Nishimura
“Basement” – Uwe Boll
“Sins of the Father” – Nacho Vigalondo
“Epilogue” – ?
The Profane Exhibit is an extreme international horror anthology film that was conceived, written, and produced by David Bond and Manda Manuel. Legendary horror writer Ray Garton wrote the wraparound segment, and Scott Swan (Showtime’s Masters of Horror) wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Kasten, director of such films as the recent Wizard of Gore remake, serves as the film’s editor.
“We are excited to host this significant moment in horror. In 2008 British columnist Ann Billson wrote, ‘Horror movies have always been a way of addressing our most unspeakable fears and desires… (they) draw on metaphors that are not polished and hermetically sealed, but misshapen or amorphous, like the monsters themselves, which leaves all the more room for individuals to interpret them on a personal level.’ If the metaphors were stripped away and the horror was presented in a raw, honest form, could an audience handle it? The Profane Exhibit is willing to test, and obliterate, those boundaries.” – Jason Hignite, HorrorHound Magazine
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