Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2015) – Courtney Solomon’s After Dark Films is set to release the next ravenous horror film Unnatural in the ‘8 Films to Die For’ horror line up, hitting theaters October 16, 2015. This latest addition travels us to the cold stark Alaskan wilderness promising plenty of screams with no one to hear them.
Written by Ron Carlson & Arch Stanton, directed by Hank Braxtan and produced by Ron Carlson, the film preys on our fear of the unknown and the Unnatural.
“This film takes us far from Civilization to the land of blood and snow, where it answers the age old question of what happens when Man plays God” says Stephanie Caleb, EVP of Creative Affairs & Acquisitions at After Dark Films.
The film stars James Remar (Dexter), Sherilyn Fenn (Rude Awakening), Graham Greene (The Green Mile), Stephanie Hodes (Life Blood), Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World), Ivana Korab (If You Only Knew), Ray Wise (RoboCop), and Allegra Carpenter (The Fault in Our Stars).
“I really tried to take an old school approach to the movie,” said director Hank Braxtan, “we shot on anamorphic lenses, and I tried to do every gag, kill, and effect in camera. Our bear is a real animatronics monster, made by masters of the craft, so what you see on screen is really there. It was a challenge, as it always is with practicals, but that’s the magic of filmmaking.”
A morally ambiguous corporation experiments with genetic modification resulting in the creation of a man-hunting creature. When it escapes, a group of unsuspecting cabin dwellers become its prey in a horrifying game of cat and mouse.
‘8 Films to Die For’ will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015, with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment handling all ancillary forms of media, including Digital HD™, DVD and VOD.
“We shot this film further north in the month of January than any other feature known to date,” says producer Ron Carlson, “it was 40 degrees below zero and I said to myself, ‘if the cold doesn’t kill us, this Thing certainly will.’ ”
Ian Brereton negotiated the deal on behalf of After Dark Films.
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About After Dark Films:
After Dark Films is an Independent motion picture studio formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner. An American Haunting reached number two at the box office the opening week of its release.
After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest “8 Films To Die For” between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all the ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After Dark Films released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.
Building on the success of Horrorfest, After Dark released their first 8 originally produced horror films in January 2011 under the moniker After Dark Originals. After Dark Originals 2 was released in the third quarter of 2013.
After Dark Films and Dark Castle Entertainment debuted their new action movie franchise After Dark Action in 2012. The first generation of After Dark Action included five original, adrenaline pumping films starring international stars such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Jim Caviezel, Cung Le and Christian Slater. After Dark Action showcased the movies theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and VOD on May 11th, 2012 with After Dark handling the theatrical marketing & releases and Warner Brothers Entertainment handling the distribution of the ancillary forms of media (Home Video, VOD, Pay Per View, etc.).
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