One of the best marketing ideas for horror occurred in 2006. After Dark Films decided to package multiple horror films under a banner that read “8 Films to Die For” and create an annual festival to showcase them. The idea was great as every horror fan came to recognize these films and (at the very least) may have given them quite an audience that they may not have received otherwise. The festival ran for 4 years before running out of steam.
Well, the After Dark Horror Film Fest (also known as “8 Films to Die For”) is back. Three films have already been announced (Re-Kill, Murder in the Dark, and A Wicked Within). Today, we received a press release announcing the fourth film: Lumberjack Man. In it, a large masked killer terrorizes a church camp. The trailer looks great, and it looks like Lumberjack Man is going to be a hilarious romp. The film stars Michael Madsen.
LUMBERJACK MAN SLASHES HIS WAY INTO “8 FILMS TO DIE FOR”
There’s More than Wood Stripping At This Camp
Los Angeles, CA (August 11, 2015) – The next film in Courtney Solomon’s After Dark Films ‘8 Films to Die For’ is serving up a killer plot. Lumberjack Man will chop his way into the 4th spot of the lineup, in theaters October 16, 2015.
Directed by Josh Bear, produced by Bill Muehl, with story by Josh Bear and Bill Muehl, and screenplay by Ed Kuehnel and Matt Entin, Lumberjack Man will add comedic relief to the newly revived, terrifying collection.
“This film has all the right toppings to make up a perfectly frightful feast,” says Stephanie Caleb, EVP, Creative Affairs & Acquisitions, “There’s gore, there’s suspense, there’s spring breakers at church camp, and bloody good pancakes for breakfast.”
The film stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol. 1), Alex Dobrenko (Bloody Homecoming), Ciara Flynn (Replica 114), Chase Joliet (Zombex), and Adam Sessler (X-Play). The deal was negotiated on behalf of After Dark Films by Ian Brereton.
“I am very excited to be working with After Dark Films on the release of Lumberjack Man here in the US, and that horror fans will be able to experience the creation of a new icon in this fantastic genre,” says Josh Bear, director of the film and co-founder of Madisonian Films.
As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.
“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.
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