World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2019
CAST & CREDITS
Known for her dark and macabre artwork, painter Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison) is in a professional rut. Unable to finish her newest commissioned work, Dezzy looks to reignite her creative juices by letting loose—as in, taking every drug in sight and tearing through raucous house parties and heavy metal bars. After a few nights spent with her debauchery-loving friends Courtney (Tru Collins) and Ronnie (Rhys Wakefield), though, Dezzy notices changes within herself. On the positive side, she’s finally painting again, but she’s also developing a strange desire for blood. As someone who has never been able to control her vices in the first place, Dezzy is quickly and violently consumed by this bloodlust.
With his previous films, Almost Human (2013) and The Mind’s Eye (2015), filmmaker Joe Begos won the hearts of horror lovers through his stylistic nostalgia and inhibition-free penchant for brutality. Upping the ante, Bliss roars with searing visuals, kinetic energy, an endearing nastiness, and a ferociously all-in lead performance from Madison. Although it’s set in modern-day Los Angeles, Blissharkens back to the grimy days of New York City grindhouse cinema, when films like Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer and Bill Lustig’s Maniac were the norm.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Joe Begos made his feature debut with Almost Human, which made its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and was distributed by IFC Midnight. His second film, the telekinetic revenge thriller The Mind’s Eye, world premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2015 and won Begos Best Horror Director at Fantastic Fest.
A reclusive video arcade repair technician experiences bizarre biomechanical mutations and Cronenbergian hallucinations when a mysterious new arcade machine appears in his shop. Reality itself threatens to fracture as he works to solve its mystery and the new chaos that has entered his life.
Chase Williamson, Fabianne Therese, John Dinan,
Lyle Kanouse & Audrey Wasilewski
Audrey Wasilewski, Lyle Kanouse & Graham Skipper
AMC’s Shudder Takes U.S., U.K. Rights on Six FrightFest Titles
Six upcoming horror titles have been acquired for a mix of North American and U.K. rights by Shudder, the horror SVOD service run by AMC Networks, it announced Monday. The acquisition comes ahead of the U.K.’s FrightFest horror festival, which runs Aug. 24-28, and will see all six features make their U.K. premieres.The acquisition includes all rights in North America, U.K. and Ireland for surreal U.S. sci-fi romance “Sequence Break” (pictured), from director Graham Skipper, as well as Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s “Cold Hell.” - Variety
SEQUENCE BREAK premieres May 24, 2018
RUE MORGUE got the exclusive word that the Shudder streaming service will exclusively premiere SEQUENCE BREAK on May 24 in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Ireland. Chase Williamson (GATES, JOHN DIES AT THE END) stars as Oz, who works in a video-game repair shop and begins to come out of his introverted shell when he begins a romance with customer Tess (Fabianne Therese). At the same time, he becomes fixated on a strange game that first causes him to hallucinate, then causes bizarre biological/technological fusions (courtesy of makeup effects artists Josh and Sierra Russell). Check out the movie’s original poster (by artist Christopher Shy) and trailer below.
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MY DEAD EX streaming on go90
AwesomenessTV has begun production on new scripted series My Dead Ex, set to premiere on go90 in 2018.Described as your classic, will-they-won’t-they romance story, My Dead Excenters around Charley who is living a typical teenage girl’s life. Ben, Charley’s not so secret admirer, isn’t living at all. But a little thing like death can’t stop these two teens from falling in love. Or maybe it can. Katherine Hughes (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl) stars as Charley and Ryan Lee(Goosebumps) as BenRounding out the cast is Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed) as Wren, Charley’s best friend; Ryan Malaty (#RealityHigh) as Luke, Charley’s love interest; Alexa Losey as Bethany, Wren’s love interest; Beth Littleford (Dog with a Blog) as Charley’s mom Laurel;
Audrey Wasilewski (Mad Men) as Ben’s mom Mary; Marc Evan Jackson as Vice Principal Kelly; Matt Braunger (Agent Carter) as Officer Maloof; Sal Lopez (El Chicano) as Wallace the janitor; Todd Weeks (The Menendez Murders) as Ben’s dad Bob; Isabella Kai Rice (Unforgettable) as 10-year-old Charley, and Ryan Alessi (Virtual Boys) as 10-year-old Ben. - Deadline.com
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