R Squared Films released this brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming ‘Week of Terror’ film fest in Cupertino, California starting September 17th. The festival will include the films Closet Space, Long Pigs, Cryptic, Vindication, Director’s Cut, Office of the Dead, Jingles the Clown, Aegri Somnia, Women’s Studies and Carnies starring Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Reggie Bannister. Here’s some more details and the official teaser trailer. Tickets are available at Bluelightcinemas.com.
Synopsis: Having sawdust in the blood is a carny compliment, but blood in the sawdust is another story. In 1936, during The Great Depression, a traveling sideshow sets up shop to mystify yet another dustbowl town with freaks and illusions. When a sinister force begins taking the carnies’ lives one-by-one, Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister) is put on the case. Is it the cryptic carnival owner, Helen (Denise Gosset)? What about the strong man, Virgil (Chris Staviski)? Or how about Ratty, the snake handler (Doug Jones) and his friend William, the sword swallower (David Markham of ‘Carnivàle’)? Step right up folks, step right up. The show is about to begin.
Synopsis: There are thin places between this world and the next where dark, ancient, unfathomable beings chew and dig, moving inexorably closer, driven by alien thoughts and desires. What happens when the hunger for knowledge comes up against the insatiable hunger for flesh? Six grad students learn the answer as they explore the depths of the Closet Space A hastily assembled rescue party turns into a movable feast where mere survival becomes a nearly unreachable goal. Can any of them escape or will the Closet Space claim each one, body and soul?
THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
Synopsis: A bloody, black comedy set in the harsh Australian outback, The Directors’s Cut tells the tale of a tyrannical director attepmting to shoot his first feature film on a farm in the middle of nowhere When people start dying, he has to decide which is more important: his crew or his film.
Anthony McAlistar is a jovial fellow who just happens to give Hannibal Lecter a run for his money in the cannibal serial-killer territory. Introduced preparing his own unsavory type of meal, Anthony regales the camera with philosophical anecdotes, aware that, as the subject of a documentary being shot by a pair of young filmmakers, he’s the star of the program. The satire grows more pungent as the story progresses and the line between comedy and horror becomes thinner, calling into question not just Anthony’s horrific actions but the role the camera plays in them. When does the media’s fascination with watching become dangerous? And, when it comes to human lives, where is the line drawn between documentary and subject?
Synopsis: Little Jessie Graver (Jadin Gould) doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to have the worst birthday a kid can have. Sure, she’s received a neat present – her first cell phone – but later that night, her mother Sara (Jodi Thelen) will fall into a coma when a live electrical cable falls into the pool. She’s taken off life support, and eight years later, Jessie (now played by Julie Carlson) is a sullen teenager who wants nothing to do with her father (Toby Huss), spending her time hanging out with her friend Damon (Johnny Pacar) and his girlfriend Mia (Brooke Vallone). While going through some of her old things, she finds that old phone, never used, and on a whim calls her old home phone number. A little girl answers, and she and Jessie seem to have a lot in common.
OFFICE OF THE DEAD
Synopsis: Life Corp, a leader in the technology field, is working on ground breaking technology to makes people happy. The company’s CEO, Sir John Chris, argues this is coming at a time when people are angry and need a change. Ben Lau, a software engineer, has dedicated the last three years of his life on the Life Corp project trying to make a difference. Together with Raj, his fellow software engineer, and Liz, his project manager, they conduct their final experiment which would actually make an unhappy person happy. The experiment takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
JINGLES THE CLOWN
Synopsis: Angela Nelson returns home to the place where she witnessed her family slaughtered by the notorious killer clown, Mr. Jingles. Accompanied by a team of paranormal experts, they set out to prove the grounds are not haunted by the long-dead ghost of Mr. Jingles. But they will soon find out they are wrong… DEAD WRONG!
Synopsis: “Aegri Somnia: A Sick Man’s Dreams…is a visual act. The film’s strength is absolutely in its look, every frame is as deliberate as a piece of art. The look is reminiscent of a graphic novel, the dizzying angles, the motivated frames, every shot one that counts, the viewer a voyeur in on a conspiracy. Even the bloody scenes have an element of dream to them, as though being experienced just outside the Now, a keen memory, but a memory, the distance necessary and created, as if for our own safety. As the film drips slowly into the caustic ending, the images grow more horrible, more frightening, every one of them suitable for framing….”
Susie Maloney – Author/ Screenwriter of The Dwelling
Synopsis: VINDICATION is a psychological horror film, centering around a disturbed young man, whose failed suicide attempt unleashes an inner guilt, which manifests itself into frightening apparitions. A stylish and frightening exploration of the depths of guilt.
‘Eloquent, original and deeply felt, VINDICATION is a total vindication for movie-making the old-fashioned way… what a real horror movie looks and feels like.’ Clive Barker
“…what can be said about Bart Mastronardi, this is a film-maker with a great eye for horror and I look forward to seeing more work from him in the future as well. Vindication is what Independent cinema is all about…” – Patrick Ricketts, Video Views
SPIRITS OF THE FALL
Synopsis: This Halloween, the spirits are restless and things that go bump in the night are closer than they seem for Chris, a widower who is coming to terms with his loss. While living in his hotel, strange things begin to happen. Voices in the night and faces at the window are not uncommon and things are about to get a lot worse when he is forced to face the paranormal and save his wife s soul from the evil spirit of her killer.
Synopsis: An abandoned hospital, full of vivid memories, hopes, and fears. Every room is still haunted by the sighs, prayers and screams of former patients. In every operating room, you can still fell tech trembling seconds between life and death. Everyone stepping into this hospital invades a building as dark and confused as the human soul. A group of students dare to enter this labyrinth to investigate the phenomenon of fear.
The students soon find themselves under siege as a murderer starts to stalk them, one by one. Only one of them, Julia, takes up the fight against the murderer and discovers that he has his own dark secret.
Starring Rick Yune – Die Another Day, The Fast and The Furious, Ninja Assassin