The Sundance 2014 film festival kicks off next month, and a couple of highly anticipated horror films have been added to the Park City Madness series. Sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead, Elijah Wood starring and produced Cooties, Adam Wingard new film The Guest, The Babadook and The Mo Brothers ultra violent Killers have all had brand new images and a full synopsis revealed.
Let’s get started shall we?
Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead:
The film is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and stars Vegar Hoel and Ørjan Gamst. During filming Wirkola was quoted saying that the script is “bigger, scarier, funnier, more action-filled and gorier than the previous one.”
Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead / Norway (Director: Tommy Wirkola, Screenwriters: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel) — The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight. Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Ørjan Gamst, Ingrid Haas, Jocelyn DeBoer.
COOTIES, stars Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, GRAND PIANO), Alison Pill (HBO’s “The Newsroom”), and Rainn Wilson (NBC’S “The Office”).
Directed by Cary Munion and Jonathan Milott, COOTIES is produced by SpectreVision partners Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller as well as Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 1-4, INSIDIOUS) and Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen and Georgy Malkov.
The film is co-written by horror powerhouse Leigh Whannell (SAW 1-3, INSIDIOUS) and Fox’s hit series “GLEE” co-creator Ian Brennan, who also serve as executive producers.
Cooties / U.S.A. (Directors: Jonathan Millott, Cary Murnion, Screenwriters: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan) — A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school and transforms the students into a feral swarm of mass savages; then an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives. Cast: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad.
Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die) directs and once again teams up with writing partner Simon Barrett.
The Guest / U.S.A. (Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett) — A soldier on leave befriends the family of a fallen comrade. He soon becomes a threat to everyone around him when it’s revealed he’s not who he says he is. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, Brendan Meyer.
The Babadook / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Jennifer Kent) — A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear.
The producers of The Raid are co-producing Killers, along with Nightmare detective producer Takuji Ushiyama. Ray Sahetapy, who played the main villain in The Raid, stars in Killers, which is written and directed by The Mo Brothers (Macabre).
A dark psychological look into the minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer residing in Tokyo and Bayu, a failing journalist and a struggling father in Jakarta. Connected through violent incidents, both men inexplicably start to feed off each other. As their lives become more uncontrollable, each of them starts to journey into a maze of violent self discovery.