Lionsgate releases this attempt to offer up horror in the mode of BLAIR WITCH and/or PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – which, is to say, disguised as actual footage of a real event. Shot under the title of COTTON, the film involves minister Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), who allows the exorcism of a young woman (Ashley Bell) to be filmed by a documentary crew. Daniel Stamm directed, from a script by Huck Botko & Andrew Gurland. Eli Roth served as producer.
Release date: August 27.
August 26 this year sees the World Premier of HATCHET 2 at this this year’s Film4 FrightFest in London’s Empire Cinema. The opening night event will be attended by director Adam Green and cast members including Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd.
HATCHET 2 promises even more gore and darker humour. Green says “Having the World Premiere at the opening night of FrightFest is really a homecoming for my monster Victor Crowley and I. It’s important to me that the first audience to see this should be the very audience that breathed life into HATCHET and turned it into a franchise. While the first film was a love letter to the films I grew up on, this film is my love letter to the fans – the original “Hatchet Army”.
And although FrightFest have premiered both HOSTEL and CABIN FEVER, Director Eli Roth will be making his first FrightFest appearance, when he and director Daniel Stamm close the festival with the European Premiere of THE LAST EXCORCISM on Monday August 30th.
THE LAST EXORCISM sees the disillusioned Reverend Cotton (played by Patrick Fabian) arrive at a Louisiana farm expecting to perform his last ‘routine’ exorcism but nothing could prepare him for the true horrors that lie ahead….
With such a fantastic opening and closing night already announced, one can only imagine the horrors that will be sandwiched in between!
Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thurs 26th August to Monday 30th August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. Festival & day passes go on sale from 3rd July. Tickets for Individual films will be on sale from 26 July. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or www.empirecinemas.co.uk
As from 16th July, FrightFest will be launching a bi-monthly E-zine, packed full of exciting content, with exclusive world-wide access to the talent both in front and behind the latest films. To register for the E-Zine go here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/e-zineregistrati.html
I’ll announce more updates as they happen.
Attention all you exorcism fans! Can’t wait for the next possession-filled horror romp? Then feast your eyes on these! Below are 2 new stills from Lionsgate’s upcoming horror/thriller THE LAST EXORCISM (in theaters August 27th).
Synopsis and Teaser Poster “When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine ‘exorcism’ on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy.
Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting
desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there.
Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell—and themselves—before it is too late.”
THE LAST EXORCISM was written by Huck Botko & Andrew Gurland and directed by Daniel Stamm (A NECESSARY DEATH).
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Due out from Lionsgate August 27th, 2010.