Monday, July 23, 2012

8 Films to Die For (After Dark Horrorfest)


8 Films to Die For Complete Movie List



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TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of the "8 Films to Die For" movies from After Dark Films, (arranged by year) that we believe may be worth checking out if you love a variety of scary movies like we do. The list will continue to be updated as new movies continue to come out.




After Dark Films was formed in 2006 by director/producer Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting, Captivity), and Hong Kong based real estate magnate, Allan Zeman. In November of that year they launched HORRORFEST, playing eight never seen before acquired horror films in an annual weekend-long theatrical event in 500 theatres across the US. Along with their long-term home-entertainment and TV partners Lionsgate & Syfy, in 2010, After Dark expanded its grasp on the horror genre creating AFTER DARK ORIGINALS, tapping into the vast and innovative talent of directors and filmmakers from HORRORFEST’s four years and producing new features themselves.






For more information regarding After Dark Films, please visit the following links:

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Horrorfest I 2006

After Dark's HorrorFest for 2006 was scheduled for November 9 through November 11, 2006.
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Upon hearing that her birth mother has died, an American woman (Anastasia Hille) who was raised by adoptive parents travels to her Russian homeland to take over the family farm she inherited. But almost immediately, she senses something's wrong. The plot thickens when she discovers she's not alone -- and seeing ghosts takes on a whole new meaning. Spanish director Nacho Cerdà helms this independent horror offering.

Director: Nacho Cerdà
R-Rated
94 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)
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Years after a series of grisly murders shut down a roadside theme park, six college students (including Jamie-Lynn Sigler of "The Sopranos") make an impromptu visit and tempt fate by taking the dormant Dark Ride for a spin. But the killer (Dave Warden) still looms in the bowels of the park. Hiding out in the park's signature attraction, the brooding murderer lies in wait until his unsuspecting victims come to him. Craig Singer directs.

Director: Craig Singer
R-Rated
94 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)
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A heartfelt Irish wake for an old friend accidentally awakens three ghosts -- a rapist, an ax murderer and a pint-sized pyromaniac -- who wreak havoc on the drunken revelers who danced on their graves: Harris (Dominic Purcell), Allison (Clare Kramer) and Kira (Josie Maran). Marcus Thomas, Tchéky Karyo and Megahn Perry star in this horrific tale of cause and effect from director Mike Mendez (The Convent).

Director: Mike Mendez
R-Rated
98 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)


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No one would suspect that the Hamiltons are a dangerous family -- after all, with their white picket fence and squeaky clean public image, they're practically impeccable. But behind closed doors, their extracurricular activities tend toward the sadistic. Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer, Mackenzie Firgens and Brittany Daniel star in this gory horror offering from Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores.

R-Rated
86 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)

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After surviving an automobile accident that killed both of her parents, Penny Dearborn (Rachel Miner) has an understandable fear of cars. But her therapist's (Mimi Rogers) suggestion that they confront it together head-on turns out to have deadly consequences. Horror icon Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) co-stars in this heart-pounding psychological thriller from director Richard Brandes.

Director: Richard Brandes 
R-Rated
92 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)

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Rinne (original title)

A Japanese actress (Yûka) comes face to face with a slew of restless  spirits when she signs on to star in a horror film -- the true story of a  crazed professor's murderous rampage that left 11 victims, including  his young daughter, in its wake. But the film is being shot at the very site where the grisly killings took place. Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) directs this darkly mesmerizing tale of crime, punishment and redemption.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
R-Rated
95 mins
(Japanese)

Horrorfest I (2006)
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Med student Alison Blanchard has to confront her fear of mortality when she is ordered to dissect a cadaver in her anatomy class. But Alison gets the fright of her life when she begins to suspect the corpse she's working on isn't actually dead.

Director: Jason Todd Ipson 
R-Rated
92 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)
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When a grieving widow moves her two daughters to a rustic house in the Pennsylvania mountains, she hopes the solitude will help them work through feelings of abandonment. But they hardly have time to reflect, as they discover unexpected neighbors. As it turns out, the ghosts of children who were killed in a tragic accident more than 90 years before are still "playing" in the mine shaft nearby, and would love to have the neighborhood kids join them.

Director: J.S. Cardone
R-Rated
94 mins

Horrorfest I (2006)
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aka Hood of Horror

Follow Snoop Dogg through three terrifying tales from the Hood of Horror, where your present actions determine your fate in the afterlife. The depraved denizens of this nefarious neighborhood can all look forward to a very unpleasant eternity.

Director: Stacey Title
R-Rated
84 mins

Horrorfest I (2006) - Secret Ninth Film


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David Arquette's directorial debut follows a group of pill-popping hippies journeying to a love and peace concert in the woods, where they soon come under attack by a psycho with an ax to grind -- and he's sporting a Ronald Reagan mask. Can the young stoners emerge from their drug-induced haze before they literally become chopped liver? This gory, politically charged tale of horror stars Jaime King, Lukas Haas and Thomas Jane.

Director: David Arquette
R-Rated
93 mins

Horrorfest I (2006) - Bonus Film
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Horrorfest II 2007

After Dark's HorrorFest for 2007 was scheduled for November 9 through November 18, 2007.
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A weekend getaway turns into a hellish encounter for three college buddies in this unnerving shocker based on a true story. Setting off to chase skirts and get soused, Phil (Rider Strong), Ed (Brian Presley) and Henry (Jake Muxworthy) head south of the border, where Phil soon finds himself held captive by satanic drug smugglers looking for a human sacrifice. Sean Astin delivers a disturbingly sadistic performance in a career-altering turn.

Director: Zev Berman 
R-Rated
105 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)

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When six childhood friends gather for an old pal's funeral, they find a map leading to a time capsule they buried two decades ago. But the former playmates discover a shocking secret when they dig it up: the corpse of a young child. Now, they're literally haunted by their past as they try to uncover the truth before it kills them. Traci Lords, Frank Whaley and Gabrielle Anwar star in this creepy spine chiller.

Director: Jimi Jones 
R-Rated
80 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)
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In this byzantine psychological thriller directed by Dario Piana, working stiff Ian Stone (Mike Vogel) finds himself trapped in a bizarre reality: Every day he dies a horrific death at the hands of a killer, only to be resurrected and murdered again. Can Ian get to the bottom of the mystery and break the recurring cycle of death and rebirth? Christina Cole, Michael Feast and Jaime Murray also star.

Director: Dario Piana 
R-Rated
87 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)
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Director George Bessudo makes his feature film debut with this horror tale of greed and murder. Following the death of their estranged grandfather, three sisters, along with some of their friends, pay a visit to his home, hoping to claim the man's inheritance. They get far more than they bargained for when they find a deranged family ensconced at their grandfather's house intent on a murderous rampage.

Director: George Bessudo 
R-Rated
90 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)
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On a scorching day in Manhattan, the denizens of a tumbledown tenement on Mulberry Street grouse about the heat, but as night falls, they find themselves battling a horde of mutants turning powerless New Yorkers into a bloodthirsty new species. A mysterious virus creates pandemonium as it spreads through the Big Apple in this eerie creature feature that gives new meaning to the term rat race. Nick Damici, Kim Blair and Bo Corre star.

Director: Jim Mickle
R-Rated
85 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)

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Soon after receiving an African fertility mask, Ellen (Blythe Metz) tells her husband, William (Luciano Szafir), that she's been attacked by the Nightmare Man. As Ellen's paranoia increases, William must determine whether the attacks are real or Ellen needs professional help. Horror fans will enjoy this hair-raising film from writer-director Rolfe Kanefsky, creator of the comedic chiller The Hazing.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky 
R-Rated
89 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)

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In a postapocalyptic world, a small band of survivors who call themselves Foragers plan to rebuild civilization from their headquarters in an empty hospital. But they're soon forced into a face-off with the Rovers, a brutal gang of cannibals. As the Rovers take them out one at a time, the Foragers must draw on all their resources to stay alive. Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Robert Carradine and Rachel Miner star in this futuristic thriller.

Director: Mark Young 
R-Rated
94 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)

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An archaeologist's excavation in the American Southwest unwittingly awakens a ravenous creature with a taste for human flesh in this Tribeca Film Festival selection from director Matthew Leutwyler. As the beast picks its way through the residents of a small unsuspecting town, mangled bodies pile up in its wake. Can the town's sheriff (Emmanuelle Vaugier), who's usually soused, rise to the occasion and shield the survivors?

Director: Matthew Leutwyler 
R-Rated
93 mins

Horrorfest II (2007)

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As riots break out all over Paris after a right-wing government is elected, reluctant thief Yasmina (Karina Testa) recruits a few friends to exploit the bedlam by looting. With the police on their tail, the gang splits up and regroups at a hostel near the Luxembourg border to divide their haul. But the decision proves fateful when the innkeepers turn out to be neo-Nazi freaks who want to make Yasmina the brood mare for a new Aryan master race.

Director: Xavier Gens
NC-17
108 mins

Horrorfest II Released Separately (2007)
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After a night of drunken decadence, self-absorbed fashion model Jennifer (Elisha Cuthbert) awakens to find herself locked in a cellar with fellow prisoner Gary (Daniel Gillies) and under the watchful eye of a voyeuristic captor with a penchant for sadistic mind games. As the two try to escape, their invisible overlord sees every move they make. But all might not be what it seems in this tense chiller from director Roland Joffé.

Director: Roland Joffé
R-Rated
96 mins

(DVD included the 8 Films to Die For Logo)
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Horrorfest III 2009

After Dark's HorrorFest for 2009 was scheduled for January 9 through January 15, 2009.
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On their way home from Mardi Gras, a group of young partygoers crashes their car in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, an ambulance mysteriously shows up to take them to Mercy Hospital -- but they seem to be the only patients.

Director: Adam Gierasch
R-Rated
84 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)

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The Brøken (original title)

From the very first moment Gina (Lena Headey) spots a woman who looks exactly like her driving down a busy London street, reality ceases to exist as she knows it. Tailing her doppelganger, Gina finds herself immersed in a surreal landscape of mind-bending nightmares and inexplicable events. Written and directed by Sean Ellis, this disturbing tale also stars Richard Jenkins and Asier Newman.

Director: Sean Ellis 
R-Rated
93 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)

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When he finds that he has the ability to travel through time, a teenager uses his newfound power to unravel the mystery surrounding his girlfriend's untimely death. Despite noble intentions, he inadvertently unleashes the wrath of a serial killer.

Director: Seth Grossman
R-Rated
90 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)
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Eight years ago, Nina's sister disappeared in the Australian backcountry while searching for the mythical Tasmanian tiger. With only one clue -- a photograph of a mysterious paw print -- in hand, Nina sets out to continue her sister's work.

Director: Jody Dwyer 
R-Rated
92 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)

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When a rash of mysterious suicides strikes the idyllic burg of Grovetown, it galvanizes the faith of the largely Christian community, which staunchly clings to its evangelical beliefs. Convinced that the deaths are the work of something far more sinister than sheer fate, teenagers Lindsay and Aidan band together to unearth the real culprits and uncover a shocking revelation.

R-Rated
89 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)

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Unbalanced by the brutal murder of his parents, Robert Perkins (Richard Brake) kidnaps 14 people from a nearby town and brainwashes them into serving as his band of psychotic bodyguards -- who'll stop at nothing to protect their master. When Perkins's antics land him behind bars, the "Perkins 14" snap and unleash a horrifying reign of terror on the people of Stone Cove.

Director: Craig Singer 
R-Rated
95 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)
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On the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Faith (Amy Shiels) bonds with Lola (Lucy Holt) in a bar and agrees to take refuge in her new friend's farmhouse. But the men Lola brings home every night just can't seem to stick around. As Faith's suspicions grow, she and Lola decide to leave -- but Lola's bizarre brother and father are not too happy about the plan. Craig Robert Young and David Sterne co-star in this horror flick based on actual events.

Director: Stewart Hopewell 
R-Rated
96 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)

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Du saram-yida (original title)

As her family and friends inexplicably turn on each other -- husbands attacking wives, friends murdering friends, and even parents slaying children -- a young woman begins to fear that she will be the next victim. When some of the murderers reveal that they heard strange voices commanding them to kill, the girl realizes that no one can be trusted and no one is safe, in this South Korean horror film based on the popular comic book series.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh 
R-Rated
85 mins

Horrorfest III (2009)
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Horrorfest IV 2010

After Dark's HorrorFest for 2010 was scheduled for January 29 through February 4, 2010.
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Assisted by two naïve classmates, duplicitous Quaid (Shaun Evans) conducts a devious research project examining students' innermost fears. Once armed with data, Quaid methodically torments his hapless subjects, taking full advantage of their weaknesses. Adapted from a short story by Clive Barker, writer-director Anthony DiBlasi's horror movie offers a potent mixture of heart-pounding thrills and extreme violence. Jackson Rathbone co-stars.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Writer:   Clive Barker
R-Rated
94 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)

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Dane (Marc Donato), an unpopular high school student, leads a group of outcasts seeking revenge on the popular kids who harassed and humiliated them for years -- and their plan includes gruesome forms of torture learned in history class and horror films. Confining the bullies at the remote house Dane inherited, the outcasts turn the tables and subject their victims to a night of grisly treatment in this gory horror flick.

Director: Joey Stewart
R-Rated
92 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)

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When sisters Megan (Clare Grant) and Abby (Jillian Murray) Graves go on a road trip before recent college graduate Megan starts a job in New York, their fun search for a silly roadside attraction turns into a nightmare after they stumble into evil Skull City. The supernatural residents of this abandoned mine town like to rip out visitors' souls, and after Megan is badly wounded, Abby must fight to save them both in this bloody spine-chiller.

Director: Brian Pulido 
R-Rated
88 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)
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Skjult (original title)

Kai Koss (Kristoffer Joner) returns to his family's eerie woodland estate and makes plans to sell the house, hoping to put the memories of his tragic childhood behind him. But a presence even more wicked than his abusive mother has taken up residence in the place. Pål Øie (Dark Woods) writes and directs this atmospheric horror flick from Norway. Karin Park, Arthur Berning and Bjarte Hjelmeland co-star.

Director: Pål Øie 
R-Rated
95 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)
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A celebratory vacation turns into a nightmare for a group of recent college graduates when a sadistic sociopath forces them into a horrific game: They must kill each other off until only one survivor remains. As tensions grow and the murders begin, relationships falter and new alliances are formed. Chris Moore directs this gory slasher flick that stars Agnes Bruckner, Taryn Manning and Patrick Flueger.

Director: Chris Moore
R-Rated
85 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)


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When a series of inexplicable supernatural events strikes their home, Russell (David Pledger) and June (Rosie Traynor) Palmer try to figure out exactly what is behind the tragic drowning death of Alice (Talia Zucker), their 16-year-old daughter. A psychic (Steve Jodrell) might be able to help them. Joel Anderson writes and directs this psychological thriller; Martin Sharpe, Scott Terrill and Tamara Donnellan co-star.

Director: Joel Anderson
R-Rated
87 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)


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When a group of London friends boating through Norfolk Broads takes a wrong turn in the dense, reedy waters, they find themselves haunted by a terrifying and ancient evil in this eerie spine chiller directed by Nick Cohen. It soon becomes apparent that they're no match for the malevolent forces that lurk in the vast waterway. Eli Marienthal, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Geoff Bell and Emma Catherwood star.

Director: Nick Cohen 
R-Rated
86 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)
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When flesh-eating zombies assault their idyllic town, a ragtag group of locals -- including gay couple Tom (Doug Fahl) and Lance (Cooper Hopkins), Iranian American college student Frida (Janette Armand) and conservative Rev. Haggis (Bill Johns) -- join forces to repel the brutal onslaught. Set in a paranoid post-9/11 America, this nerve-racking horror movie offers witty social satire as well as an abundance of blood and guts.

Director: Kevin Hamedani
R-Rated
89 mins

Horrorfest IV (2010)

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Our Top Ten "8 Films to Die For" Movies (Arranged by Horrorfest Year)
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Horrorfest III

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Horrorfest IV

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