Horrorfest 4 this weekend in Kansas City

by Eric Melin on January 26, 2010

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This weekend, After Dark Films’ “8 Films to Die For” starts playing at Phoenix Legends 14 in Kansas City.

www.horrorfestonline.com

 

Jan 29 FRIDAY

 

After Dark Horrorfest: Dread (R)
horrorfestx.jpgJackson Rathbone,Shaun Evans
93 minutes12:00, 7:30

Synopsis:

Red-hot young star Jackson Rathbone, fresh from the smash film TWILIGHT SAGA and the upcoming THE LAST AIRBENDER, stars in the stylish horror/thriller DREAD. Stephen (RATHBONE) and Cheryl (Hanne Steen, INSATIABLE) are college students making a documentary about what people dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner Quaid (Shaun Evans, BOY A, TELSTAR), witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror. The three set out to document people revealing their life’s most terrifying moments. But Quaid quickly grows bored with mere interviews and decides to take the study to a much more visceral level, causing all three to become vulnerable as they reveal their fears in front of the camera. Just as Stephen and Cheryl realize they have partnered with a madman, they also find themselves subjects of the hideous experiment they brought to life… learning more about fear and dread than any human mind can stand. Clive Barker, the Godfather of modern horror/fantasy and the creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman Series, produced DREAD. His protégé Anthony DiBlasi, co-producer of the upcoming HELLRAISER and executive producer on BOOK OF BLOOD and MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, masterfully directs DREAD, the second film in the terrifying BOOK OF BLOOD franchise, with mind-blowing special effects from Artem (TROY, TOMB RAIDER 2). For millions of horror fans worldwide, there will be no greater dread than missing this landmark of terror.

After Dark Horrorfest: Lake Mungo (R)
Talia Zucker,Rosie Traynor
87 minutes2:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges.

After Dark Horrorfest: The Final (R)
Marc Donato,Jascha Washington
92 minutes5:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

In the scenic and remote country of Rocky Branch, Texas, the Workley ranch house would become the infamous scene known internationally on the internet as “The Final.”

Dane, an awkward student with a deadly vendetta and suicidal tendencies, leads a group of outcasts who plot to avenge the years of humiliation they faced by the popular students at Hohn High School. Employing ideas inspired both from their classes as well as from horror films they watched, the outcast turn the tables on the popular students who made sport of them.

After receiving a lake-house granted to him in his uncle’s will, Dane and his friends, Jack, Ravi, Andy and Emily prepare for a single night that will leave their tormentors scarred for life…physically and emotionally.

After Dark Horrorfest: Zombies of Mass Destruction (R)
Janette Armand,Doug Fahl
88 minutes10:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

In ZMD, a conservative island community is under attack! Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida (Janette Armand), an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom (Doug Fahl), a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back.

 

 

Jan 30 SATURDAY

 

After Dark Horrorfest: Hidden (Skjult) (R)
Kristoffer Joner,Anders Danielsen Lie
85 minutes2:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

HIDDEN is the story about a young man, Kai Koss (aka KK,) who unwillingly returns to the small town he ran from 19 years ago. His cruel mother has recently died, and left him the house he grew up in. He means to leave as soon as he has made all the necessary arrangements, but with his heritage comes dark and deadly secrets, and KK soon finds himself tangled up in a series of event that seem beyond anyone’s control…

Not everyone in the small town is happy to see him back, and when a young couple out camping disappears, his troubles become overwhelming. The shadows of the past hover over him as he tries to tackle the present, and it turns out that he has spent the past two decades trying to forget. only to find that there are some things that you just can’t run from.


After Dark Horrorfest: Kill Theory (R)
Agnes Bruckner,Patrick Flueger
85 minutes10:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

Are you capable of the unthinkable? That’s the question seven college students face when they visit a secluded vacation home to celebrate graduation and are put to a horrific test by a mysterious killer. By 6 am the following morning, only one of them can remain alive. Whoever that person is will be allowed to walk away with his or her life.

However, if morning comes and more than one is still breathing, everyone dies. Trapped in a deadly game, they’re forced to kill one another in order to survive. Friends and couples must test their trust, and as the clock ticks away: alliances form, tension escalates, and hope begins to fade. Some will fight for love, some to survive, but all will change. Because deep down… we’re all killers.


After Dark Horrorfest: The Final (R)
Marc Donato,Jascha Washington
92 minutes12:00 PM

After Dark Horrorfest: The Graves (R)
Clare Grant,Jillian Murray
88 minutes7:30 PM

Synopsis:


On their last weekend together, Megan and Abby Graves are lost in a remote part of the Arizona desert where they are lured to Skull City Mine, an abandoned mine town. But they soon learn Skull City is anything but abandoned — and there’s no way out.

The sisters are now prey, forced to unleash their most primitive instincts in a desperate, all-out battle for survival against unspeakable horrors — both human and supernatural.

Can they unlock the terrifying secrets of Skull City in time to save themselves or will they become the latest in a long line of victims?

After Dark Horrorfest: The Reeds (R)
Scarlett Alice Johnson,Emma Catherwood
85 minutes5:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

In THE REEDS, a weekend boating trip through the Norfolk Broads becomes a terrifying, deadly ordeal for six 20-something year old friends.

Aboard the Corsair Star, a small cruiser rented from Mr. Croker, the local marina operator, the boating party loses its bearings and cuts through the vast reedy tidewater in search of the main channel. After the first casualty by a freak accident, the boat runs aground.

Every effort to preserve themselves and find a way out fails, as one by one the friends are terrorized by young punks and killed by a hooded man with a gun. There is no escaping this vast waterway, a place of endless return, presided over by Croker who killed a group of young people decades before and initiated the hellish curse which traps all who take passage on the Corsair Star.

 

Jan 31 SUNDAY

 

After Dark Horrorfest: Kill Theory (R)
Agnes Bruckner,Patrick Flueger
85 minutes8:00 PM

After Dark Horrorfest: Lake Mungo (R)
Talia Zucker,Rosie Traynor
87 minutes12:00 PM

After Dark Horrorfest: The Graves (R)
Clare Grant,Jillian Murray
88 minutes10:00 PM

After Dark Horrorfest: The Reeds (R)
Scarlett Alice Johnson,Emma Catherwood
85 minutes2:00 PM

After Dark Horrorfest: Zombies of Mass Destruction (R)
Janette Armand,Doug Fahl
88 minutes5:00 PM

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brandymaye January 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

I LOVE HORRORFEST. ITS TOO BAD THAT AMC pants have gotten to big to host it now. I hate the legends phoenix theater:(. But I may have to go for my dose of HORROR!!!!

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2 Brandymaye January 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

I LOVE HORRORFEST. ITS TOO BAD THAT AMC pants have gotten to big to host it now. I hate the legends phoenix theater:(. But I may have to go for my dose of HORROR!!!!

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