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IFC Acquires Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

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IFC Films has acquired Australian film maker Jennifer Kent’s new film ‘The Nightingale’, which will be a part of the Sundance Film Festival, according to Variety.

Kent is best known for her hit ‘The Babadook’.

Starring Sam Clafin, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, Harry Greenwood, Baykali Ganambarr, and Magnolia Maymuru, the film’s synopsis states;

Set in Tasmania in 1825, The Nightingale follows a 21-year-old Irish female convict (Aisling Franciosi) who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his cronies. Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men.”

Variety, who reported the news, also interviewed Kent about the new film.

“The film is a study on violence and what a violent mind and therefore a violent society can do to damage the human spirit,” Kent said.

“It’s about how we can evolve through and beyond that violence. For me ‘The Nightingale’ is about love — not in a schmaltzy way — but its power to allow us to evolve as human beings.”

‘The Babadook’ was one of our most successful acquisitions at IFC and we could not be happier to continue our partnership with Jennifer on her next feature”Lisa Schwartz, co-president of IFC Films said .

“She is undoubtedly one of the most talented writer/directors working today and we can’t wait to share ‘The Nightingale’ with audiences across the country.”

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Eli Roth-Produced ‘Haunt’ Arrives in September

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‘Haunt’, which is a new film produced by Eli Roth and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing team behind ‘A Quiet Place’, has dropped a new trailer ahead of it’s arrival.

‘Haunt’ is set to make it’s world premier at Popcorn Frights, and will head to theaters on September 13th.

According to the synopsis: “On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some monsters are real.”

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A Haunted Ship Sets Sail in ‘Mary’

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RLJE Films has dropped a trailer for ‘Mary’, which they recently acquired and have slated for release in theaters, and on digital and VOD on October 11th.

Starring Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, the movie tells the tale of:

“David (Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea.”

Check out the official trailer below:

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‘Holiday Hell’ Tells Four Tales This Holiday Season

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Who doesn’t need a bit of horror around the holidays?

This November, ‘Holiday Hell’ will arrive in limited theaters and on VOD and DVD, and the Jeffrey Combs starring film will introduce four tales of horror, all packed in one film.

According to the synopsis: ” A mysterious shopkeeper narrates four horror tales, each set during a different holiday. “

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