After Dark Horrorfest III: 8 Films To Die For
Each year since 2006, Independent Studios and their staff of; writers, producers and directors, have come together to create what they feel true horror fans want to see. Each year they release 8 films that are supposed to be the best of the genre, and therefore these are the ‘8 Films to Die For,’ pun intended. Even though After Dark features independent works, it still has been known to provide some excellent final products that can give Hollywood a run for its money anytime. Over the years Horrorfest has grown in its cult status and as such, they have been able to secure better known actors and directors to further fuel interest in the project. While not all of the 8 movies every year are amazing, to be honest some years it’s a mixed bag.

The third annual collection of independent and rarely-seen horror films, this year featuring two original films made just for After Dark!

8 x DVD9 | NTSC | 53.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Sci-Fi, Romance


Autopsy 2008
Autopsy (2008)

The movie takes the traditional group of young kids who, while leaving a Mardi Gras adventure in New Orleans, crash their car and apparently run over a man. While they all seem to be all right, side for the sore body parts and such, they all jump into the ambulance that arrives to get a basic check-up and to get to a phone. When they arrive, we realize that one of them has a shard of glass deep in his stomach-area and he’s rushed off to be taken care of. As time moves on and the kids get checked out, we quickly realize that this is not a friendly hospital, and as it turns out, one evil doctor (played by Robert Patrick) is using his patients to keep his dying wife alive.

Directed by: Adam Gierasch
Starring: Robert Patrick, Jessica Lowndes, Jenette Goldstein, Michael Bowen, Robert LaSarde, Ross McCall
Country: USA

The Broken 2008
The Broken (2008)

The Broken follows Gina (Headey), a radiologist with a good life, relationship, home, and family. While at a small birthday get together for her father (Jenkins), a mirror randomly shatters for no apparent reason. The group doesn’t think much of the event at first, but when the phenomena keeps happening, Gina becomes suspicious. One day, to make things even worse, she swears to see herself drive by in her car. She follows the woman to an apartment building and sneaks in only to find a photograph of herself and her father. While obviously shaken up by this unbelievable occurrence, Gina is in a nasty head-on traffic collision. While recovering, and while trying to put all of the pieces together, she and those around her try and figure out if something is really going on, or if Gina suffered more damage from the accident than once assumed.

Directed by: Sean Ellis
Starring: Lena Headey, Richard Jenkins, Asier Newman, Michelle Duncan, Melvil Poupad
Country: France, UK

The Butterfly Effect 3 Revelations 2009
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

The third movie in the franchise, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation sees a man who uses his ability to alter time and change things to assist detectives in discovering who committed murder and so on. He goes back and witnesses the crimes, but can’t do or change anything that would alter time — he just watches and notes who commits the crime. Eventually, his talent is too tempting to ignore when it comes to the murder of his girlfriend and he tries to find her killer. This is where things go very wrong and as he struggles to try and get it all back to normal, more and more things go very wrong and the present is severely altered.

Directed by: Seth Grossman
Starring: Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, Melissa Jones, Kevin Yon
Country: USA

Dying Breed 2008
Dying Breed (2008)

Dying Breed is an Australian horror movie which takes the real-life story of Alexander Pearce — a man who was hanged in 1824 for cannibalism — and builds a horror movie around it.

The movie follows a Zoologist whose sister was killed while trying to capture a photograph of the elusive Tasmanian Tiger. With a desire to finish her sister’s mission, she and three others set out to find the tiger and document its existence. When they arrive at their destination, something is very obviously very off about the small, dirty community, but they move forward with their objectives. One night, while deep in the woods they finally encounter the beast, but the joy quickly turns to horror when things begin to go very wrong and the secrets of the mysterious place begin to show their ugly (literally) faces.

Directed by: Jody Dwyer
Starring: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Billie Brown, Mirrah Foulkes, Melanie Vallejo, Ken Radley, Elaine Hudson, Sheridan Harvey
Country: Australia

From Within 2008
From Within (2008)

From Within is set in one messed up town. One of those towns where every single resident goes to church every Sunday and is ultra-religious. In this town, if you’re a “non-believer,” then you are evil and of Satan. Yes, one of THOSE towns.

The story follows a young girl named Lindsay who tries to figure out what is going on in town when people begin committing suicide like it’s a hobby. She eventually meets a young man named Aidan whose mother was killed by the town for practicing her own Wiccan religion. He explains that the suicides all stem from a curse that was unleashed by his brother, who read the words and then killed himself to set it in motion. The moment someone kills themselves, it leaves their body and finds the nearest person to take over until they’re driven to kill themselves as well. As this goes on, many people die seemingly by their own hands while the conservative town refuse to acknowledge it as anything but suicide. When Lindsay realizes how messed up the town is and goes to Aidan for help, the town decides that he must be killed like his mother in order to regain peace and the rush to try and stop the curse before the town catches them is on.

Directed by: Phedon Papamichael
Starring: Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen, Adam Goldberg, Rumer Willis
Country: USA

Perkins 14 2009
Perkins' 14 (2009)

The movie follows a small-town cop named Dwayne, whose son was kidnapped along with 13 other kids long ago. One slow night with just a couple of overnight prisoners to worry about, Dwayne realizes that one man suspiciously fits the profile of the man who took his son from him. After he finds enough evidence to look into it further, he finds himself in the man’s basement and staring at 14 imprisoned kids. Naturally, the kids are all released, but it’s not long before we realize that these kids have been tortured and starved into severe psychological dysfunction — a sort of sickness that has them running around town in a mindless, zombie-like state which leads them to kill anyone that they come across.

Directed by: Craig Singer
Starring: Richard Brake, Patrick O’Kane, Mihaela Mihut, Michale Graves
Country: USA

Slaughter 2009
Slaughter (2009)

Slaughter tells the story of a young woman named Faith who moves to the city to escape an incredibly abusive relationship. When loneliness begins to get to her, she takes the opportunity to move in with a new friend named Lola on her family’s pig farm. Eventually, she comes to realize that Lola isn’t so innocent and enjoys the company of men after a night on the town. When Faith realizes that these men are disappearing, she begins to suspect that Lola’s father and the farm’s slaughterhouse might just be where they’re ending up.

Directed by: Stewart Hopewell
Starring: Lucy Holt, Amy Shiels, David Sterne, Antonia Bernath
Country: USA

Voices 2007
Voices / Du saram-yida (2007)

Voices (also known as Someone Behind You) is a South Korean horror movie which is based on the comic book It’s Two People.

The movie begins with a happy Korean girl named Ka-in (Ga-in in the subtitles) and her family attending their Aunt’s wedding. Out of nowhere, the happy occasion turns to horror as their Aunt’s body comes crashing down from the balcony. She’s in bad shape, but still alive — that is until later that night when her own sister stabs her many times until she is dead, right in front of Ka-in. This is the workings of a long-running curse in which it seems that if you wish someone to be dead, they become marked. When Ka-in apparently is targeted, she fights to survive as anyone, any time could try and kill her until it’s finished. Her very best friends, her loving family…in the blink of an eye, they could be coming at her with a knife. Who can she trust? How can she survive?

Directed by: Ki-hwan Oh
Starring: Jin-seo Yun, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee
Country: South Korea

Extras:
Bonus materials include "Miss Horrorfest" webisodes on every title that chronicle this year's competition for the chance to become the festival's spokesmodel. Selected titles also boast additional extras, these are detailed below...

Slaugher includes a making-of featurette, Perkins' 14 has 10 making-of webisodes, Dying Breed has a making-of featurette and trailer, while Autopsy has an alternate ending and commentary by director/writer Adam Gierash, writers Jace Anderson and Evan Katz, Actor Ross McCall and producer Jessica Horowitz.

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