Lots of great new projects are coming our way in 2014, and not just the bigger budget films on our Most Wanted list. The independent spirit is alive and well within the modern horror scene, as evidenced in the list of films that follows.
Take a look at some of the more interesting-looking projects to come out of the dark underbelly of independent film-making, and let’s show these creative innovators some support!
First up we have a very-hyped new found-footage film called Afflicted.
After cleaning up at Fantastic Fest 2013 with awards for Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) and receiving awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, we will finally get to see what all the fuss is about!
The official synopsis says :
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted.
This one hits both theaters and On Demand April 4th, so the wait is almost over.
Check out the interesting trailer below and stay tuned to the official Facebook page for Afflicted for more news and updates!
Next up is Stage Fright, described as “Scream” meets “Glee” in an R-rated dark comedy musical. Written and directed by Jerome Sable after a string of award-winning horror short films, his debut feature looks to be a fun homage to 80s slashers.
And it stars Meat Loaf!
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.
This one hits On Demand on April 3rd, and theaters May 9th.
Stay up to date on the official Facebook page for Stage Fright here.
Check out the red-band trailer below!
And finally, we have a first look at the upcoming feature film Mile Marker 7.
Starring Wil Daniels, Eric Roberts and Jamie Bernadette, the film was written and directed by first-time filmmakers Anthony Scarpulla and Anthony Torrez.
The official synopsis tells us :
David, an independent oil contractor, on the brink of semi-retirement, is proposed by his friend, and former business partner, Barry, with the opportunity of a lifetime. Everything is going just as they wished for, but what they don’t realize is, while they are hunting oil, someone, or something is hunting them.
No artwork or release date is available yet, but there is a shiny new trailer embedded below, and a Facebook page, where you can stay up-to-date on the status of the film!