After Dark Horrorfest’s 2011 8-Film Slate Preview and Trailer

The After Dark Horrorfests are … interesting. Especially if you’re one of those horror movie freaks who just has to see your horror movies on the big screen. In my experience, the 8 films that usually make up a “Horrorfest” are shockingly hit and miss affairs. When they’re good, they’re really good, and remind you why indie horror is so awesome compared to the manufactured garbage of a Hollywood studio production. But when they’re bad? Man, they stink up the joint. Anyways, for those interested in attending another Horrorfest this year, the 2011 slate of After Dark films will feature 8 titles as usual, and they’ll be landing in theaters around the country January 28, 2011. Check out a preview of all 8 titles below.

To find out if After Dark is coming to your town, head over here to see a complete listing of current and future showings.

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HUSK
Writer/Director: Brett Simmons
Cast:Wes Chatham (Brian), C.J. Thomason (Chris), Devon Graye (Scott), Tammin Sursok (Natalie)

When a murder of crows smash into their car windshield, a group of young friends are forced to abandon the vehicle, leaving them stranded beside a desolate cornfield. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse – but they soon discover that instead of a sanctuary, the house is actually the center of a terrifying supernatural ritual that they are about to become a part of…


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RE-KILL
Writer: Mike Hurst
Director: Val Milev
Cast: Roger Cross (Sarge), Scott Adkins (Parker), Daniella Alonso (Matthews), Jesse Garcia (Hernandez), Bruce Payne (Winston)

It’s been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world’s population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on. Most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into “zones” and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak. “R-Division, Frontline” is America’s #1 TV show in this Post-Apocalyptic world. Weekly, the show follows different R-Division units on the battlefield as they work to keep America Safe and Re-An free. Jimmy, the videographer for the Outbreak Network, thought this week’s episode would be like every other. He was wrong. Through the lens of his eyes and camera, we see raw, revealed and uncut, that which could be mankind’s last day. The footage you are about to see is graphic and disturbing and may not be suitable for children. Viewer discretion is highly advised.


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PROWL
Writer: Tim Tori (Hysteria, Trespassers)
Director: Patrik Syversen (Manhunt)
Cast: Bruce Payne (Bernard), Courtney Hope (Amber), Saxon Trainor (Veronica)

Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are…


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FERTILE GROUND
Writers: Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson
Director: Adam Gierasch (Autopsy, Night of the Demons)
Cast: Gale Harold (Nate), Leisha Hailey (Emily), JoNell Kennedy (Brittany)

Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home. When Nate’s behavior undergoes a strange and fearful metamorphous, Emily fears she might be the latest target in a murderous tradition.


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THE TASK
Writer: Kenny Yakkel
Director: Alex Orwell
Cast: Texas Battle (Dixon), Alexandra Staden (Connie), Adam Raynor (Taylor)

Something diabolical is taking place on the set of “The Task” a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize. As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the centre of a blood-soaked night of terror.


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SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE
Writer: Anthony C. Ferrante (House of Bones, Headless Horseman, Boo)
Director: Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion)
Cast: Lauren Holly (Prof. Whelan), Lance Henricksen (Broderick Duncan)

When a college Professor opens up a strange, ornate box discovered in the basement of a University, she and her students hear a horrifying scream belonging to that of a bloodthirsty banshee. They think nothing of it, until that scream begins to haunt all that heard it in strange and surreal ways. According to Irish lore, if you hear a Banshee scream, you will die – which is what starts happening to them one by one, as the creature starts taking their lives…

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SECONDS APART
Writer: George Richards
Director: Antonio Negret (Towards Darkness)
Cast: Orlando Jones (Det. Lampkin), Gary & Edmund Entin (Seth & Jonah Trimble)

Seth and Jonah are murderous twins who share an evil kinship. Damned from the moment of their births, the brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis – a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable. As their fellow students meet gory fates, the local law enforcement begin to suspect the twins’ connection to the depraved murders. What started as a jealous rage escalates into a supernatural showdown – pitting brother against brother, evil against evil.


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51
Writer: Kenny Yakkel
Director: Jason Connery (Pandemic, The Devil’s Tomb)
Cast: Bruce Boxleitner (Col. Martin), John Shea (Sam Whitaker), Jason London (Shoes), Rachel Miner (Sgt Hannah)

Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s “long-term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.

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