Gestern wurde der Titel des zehnten und letzten Films der diesjährigen Fantasy Filmfest Nights bekannt gegeben. Anlass für mich, das Programm an dieser Stelle mittels Trailern und Kurzbeschreibungen vorzustellen. Nähere Infos zu den Filmen folgen dann nach entsprechender Sichtung Mitte März.
The Collector (IMDb)
“Finding troubling financial pressure from his ex-wife, Arkin looks to his day job as a handyman to help scope out the home of a jeweler who’s planning a getaway with his family. Returning at night to retrieve a massive stone inside a safe, Arkin finds he’s not alone. A masked madman has come to the property to collect a family member for his sick purposes, rigging the property with numerous traps and torture devices that await anyone who dares to escape.” (Filmjerk.com)
„In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.“
„HEARTLESS is the menacing and magical tale of Jamie, born with a heart-shaped birthmark on his face. Shunned by those who find him repulsive, the photographer’s son lives in a part of London’s East End notorious for gang violence. When his mother is viciously murdered, the media reports it’s by a hoodie wearing a devil mask. But Jamie soon realizes the thugs aren’t wearing disguises at all; they really are demons and hell on earth is beginning to plague the capital city. Yet all is not what it seems in enfant terrible Ridley’s unique horror fantasy landscape ingeniously informed by the current climate of fear running through every strata of modern society.“
La Horde (IMDb)
„North of Paris. In order to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, four corrupt cops go on a rampage in a condemned building serving as the mobster’s hideout. Now trapped, the officers are about to be executed when the unimaginable occurs: hordes of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures invade the building, savagely attacking everyone. Unexpected alliances are made when their lives are thr6eatened by the unthinkable.“
[REC] 2 (IMDb)
„It has been just 15 minutes after authorities lost contact with the people locked in the building under quarantine. Nobody knows what happens inside. Outside is chaos…a SWAT unit enters the interior of the house to monitor the situation and determine what is happening. A seemingly quick and easy task. But everyone knows. Sometimes appearances can be deceiving…“
Red Riding 1974 (IMDb)
„A rookie journalist’s, Eddie Dunford (Andrew Garfield), investigation of a series of child abductions and murders leads him to suspect that there’s a terrifying connection between the perpetrators and the upper echelons of Yorkshire power.“ (Fandango.com)
The Shock Labyrinth 3D (IMDb)
„The film follows a group of teenagers dealing with the sudden return of a friend who went missing a decade ago. When the friend falls ill, they take her to a hospital but end up trapped in a labyrinthine haunted house.“ (Dread Central)
Zu Splice gibt es offenbar keinen Trailer, stattdessen habe ich eine Szene aus dem Film genommen. Wer also Spoiler fürchtet, seien sie auch noch so mild, lieber nicht anschauen.
„A dark vision of the world of genetic engineering in which two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. Ignoring legal and ethical boundaries, the scientists, who are romantically involved, introduce human DNA into their experiment and risk the dawn of a terrifying new era.“
Summer Wars (IDMb)
„When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era (1336 to 1573), and they’ve all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his „summer job“ is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiance and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a bizarre parallel world to collide with Earth, and it’s up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.“ (Twitch)
Survival of the Dead (IMDb)
Auch hier gibt es keinen Trailer, dafür aber eine MySpace Promo sowie den offiziellen Kurzfilm „Sarge“.
„A group of rogue soldiers seek shelter from the zombie apocalypse on scenic Plum Island, only to become caught up in a bitter feud between two warring families. Crocket and his motley crew of military abandoners are searching for a safe place to rest when they cross paths with Patrick O’Flynn. O’Flynn has been banished from Plum Island, where his family is locked in a longtime quarrel with the Muldoons. The O’Flynns see the flesh-eaters as subhuman, never hesitating to put a bullet between their eyes; the Muldoons balk at the prospect of killing their gut-munching loved ones, instead opting to care for their rotting kinfolk until scientists find a cure for the undead scourge. As the division between the two families grows deeper and wider, Crocket and his men realize that on Plum Island, the zombies are the least of their worries.“ (All Movie Guide)