Fantasia Welcomes Second Wave of Films, Subterranean Program

The Fantasia International Film Festival kicks off on July 17th and we’ve just received a breakdown of the latest films you can expect to see play at the annual event. Fantasia takes place in Montreal, Canada. I’ll be heading out there the last week of July (post-Comic-Con) to check out some films and provide some coverage here at Shock.

This year, Tobe Hooper will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and Ju-On: The Beginning of the End will make its international screening debut.

[Trailer] From the Director of ‘The Pact’ Comes ‘At the…

Nicholas McCarthy’s At the Devil’s Door (formerly Home) now has a trailer which you can watch via the player here. IFC tells us the film is going to be hitting VOD on August 8th with a run in select theaters on September 12th.

The film stars Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property.

IFC Heads Home & Aftermath Get Release Dates

Two horror titles are in the spotlight tonight for landing distribution and release dates. We’ll start with Aftermath (pictured), formerly known as Remnants. The Peter Engert-directed, post-apocalyptic thriller starring Edward Furlong and Monica Keena has been picked up by Image Entertainment.

The film has been slated for a July 18th release. The story concerns nine strangers who find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in the wake of a nuclear blast.. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air and the greatest threat of all – the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.

SXSW Preview: Exclusive Photos from Nicholas McCarthy’s Home

Nicholas McCarthy’s first feature film, The Pact, made its debut at Sundance in 2012. The film, starring Caity Lotz, was subsequently picked up and released that year by IFC. Now, roughly two years later, McCarthy is back on not just the genre scene but the festival scene as well with Home, which is making its debut at SXSW.

We’ve received a few exclusive images to share with you.

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Another Look at Home from the Director of The Pact

Nicholas McCarthy is returning to the festival scene with a new endeavor. His latest feature is called Home and we brought you a first look at the film during the American Film Market here. A new pic has surfaced in anticipation of Home’s forthcoming debut at SXSW.

As a young woman investigates a house that appears to be haunted by supernatural forces, she discovers a connection to an incident involving a previous tenant who unwittingly welcomed the devil into her life. Now the devil is looking for a new victim to call home.

Topher Grace and Patricia Clarkson Move to Blumhouse’s Home

Topher Grace is set to headline Blumhouse Productions’ haunted mansion thriller Home, says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter. Patricia Clarkson, meanwhile, is in negotiations to join the project as well.

Grace will play a young man who, recently released from a mental institution, moves into a newly inherited mansion. Unfortunately for him, he soon begins to believe that the building is haunted by a mysterious supernatural force.

Wicked First Images from Pact Director’s Home, Mo Brothers’ Killers…

XYZ Films is getting behind some bold and exciting films.  This year, at the American Film Market, they’re touting a number of interesting projects like Nicholas McCarthy’s Home.  He’s the cat who directed last year’s film, The Pact.  

Then you’ve got The Mo Brothers’ Killers, about two vicious killers, and the horror-musical Stage Fright (no relation to Michele Soavi’s film of the same name), starring Meat Loaf.

After the jump, check out the first images to come from these titles, all currently in post-production.  We accompany each pic with a synopsis, so head inside!

The Pact’s Nicholas McCarthy to Direct Home

One film that rather surprised this writer earlier this year was Nicholas McCarthy’s The Pact (pictured), which made its premiere at Sundance and was later released in a limited theatrical run.  The writer-director is now moving forward with a new film that will be entitled Home, reports Screen Daily.

According to Screen Daily, Home centers “on a young woman who investigates an incident that took place in a house where a previous occupant unwittingly summoned the Devil.”