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New TV Spot for Supernatural Thriller Dark Skies

Dimension Films has brought online a new TV spot for Dark Skies, opening in theaters on February 22. Written and directed by Scott Stewart, the film stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons.

Dark Skies is a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by and unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

Watch the TV spot after the jump!

Dark Skies Viral Site Launches, View Alien File

A Dark Skies viral site has launched at YouHaveBeenChosen.org.

You can browse your own alien file filled with personal info including: Your Terrestrial ID, Body Scan, Location, Image Capture, Social Colonization, Abduction Status and more.  

Use the site to share the information or warn friends about their own impending abduction, and be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini.  

Dark Skies Reveals an Infographic of the Unexplained

Dimension Films’ alien horror thriller Dark Skies has released a new infographic of real-world unexplained phenomena that you can check out below.

From Scott Stewart, the director of Priest and Legion and Blumhouse Productions, the company behind Sinister and Paranormal Activity, Dark Skies is a psychological thriller about a suburban couple whose lives become a nightmare when a terrifying alien presence enters their home each night to prey upon their children.

Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family.

Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in the February 22nd release.

February’s Horror Releases Have a Theme and Their Own Personal Dance Party

I just wanted to take a quick moment to draw attention to three films opening in the month of February that have very similar imagery for their advertising campaign.  I know this is something I’d normally bring up during my year-end look at various horror movie posters, but I couldn’t help myself.  One one-sheet is for a possession film, another is for an alien thriller and the other is a film about a haunting.  Yet they’re unified by the contortion of the human body.

Six Genre Movies I’m Eager to See in 2013

This piece was originally posted in November, but with 2013 nearly upon us…why not dust it off?

My annual “most anticipated” list is upon us – I’m just switching up the headline to make it a bit more personal as the following titles, yes, represent the movies I’m eager to see in 2013.  Now, I’ve done this long enough to know I have to set down certain criteria or run the risk of comments like, “You idiot!  What about [insert title here]?  I’m excited about it and you should be, too!”  

Here is how this list breaks down.

The following represent films that have locked release dates.  It also represents films I have not seen – that means You’re Next and Maniac are off the list (but both come recommended).  If it’s not on the list, I’ve either seen it or I just don’t give a damn.  There are some films that are either shooting now or are in post-production that are likely to hit in the latter half of 2013, but that’s not for certain, so those are off the list, too.  I’ll make mention of a few “in the works” titles I’m curious about at the end.

That said, head inside for my random thoughts on what is to come and what’s getting me excited.  We’ll start with my #1 pick…

The One-Sheet for the Alien Thriller Dark Skies

The team behind Dark Skies has unveiled the official one-sheet for the February 22nd release.  You can find the image inside.

Written and directed by Scott Stewart, the film tells of a suburban couple’s lives which becomes a nightmare when a terrifying alien presence enters their home each night to prey upon their children. Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family.

Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, Josh Hamilton and Annie Thurman star.

The 2012 – 2013 Winter Horror Movie Guide

Winter officially begins December 21st and we’re thrilled to see that the season is going to be jam-packed with horror releases!

What was once a dumping ground (some might argue it still is) for genre titles is now prime real estate (The Devil Inside raked in big bucks in its debut at the start of 2012).

ShockTillYouDrop.com breaks down the films you can expect to see later this month through March 19th, when winter concludes.  As usual, we weigh in with our thoughts on what is to come and provide you with links to photos and trailers (if available).

Use our comment boards below to sound off on what you are looking forward to!

The Trailer for Dark Skies Has Landed

The trailer for Dark Skies – an alien-themed thriller – has arrived, offering a first look at the latest film from Scott Stewart, the director of Priest and Legion.  For this effort, Stewart teamed up with Blumhouse Productions, the company behind Sinister, Paranormal Activity and Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem.

In the film, a suburban couple’s lives become a nightmare when a terrifying alien presence enters their home each night to prey upon their children. Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family.

Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star; look for it February 22, 2013.

Dimension Films Sets a Date for Dark Skies

Next year is going to start off strong on the genre front.  The release schedule is filling up rather quickly. Dimension Films has locked in a date for its alien abduction thriller Dark Skies from Blumhouse Productions (Sinister, Insidious).

Currently, the company has penciled in a February 22, 2013 release date, however, we know Dimension’s reputation for playing the release date switcheroo every so often.

Casting: Jennifer Ehle Circles RoboCop, Goyo Heads to Dark Skies

Jennifer Ehle is in talks to join the cast of Jose Padilha’s RoboCop, says a story at Deadline.

She would play a character named Liz Kline, new to the remake. In the film, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex

Dark Skies Adds One More to the Cast

Dark Skies, the upcoming supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Sinister) written and directed by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion), continues to fill out its cast in advance of production beginning later this summer.

Josh Hamilton (The Bourne Identity, pictured) joins as the male lead opposite Keri Russell as well as the up and coming Dakota Goyo (Thor).

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are producing the film alongside Alliance Films which will fully finance the picture. Dimension Films will distribute the film in the U.S. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films

Scott Stewart’s Dark Skies Hover Over Keri Russell

Blumhouse Productions and Dimension Films have revealed Dark Skies – a new supernatural thriller – is now set to star Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III, Waitress).

The film is the latest effort from Priest and Legion helmer Scott Stewart who is directing from a scrip that he penned.

Jason Blum (Insidious) is producing through his Blumhouse production banner.  Dimension Films will distribute.