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Horror Highlights: In Case Of Emergency Cabinets, Psycho Therapy, The Devil’S Woods, Scream Li Website, Birthday

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In Case Of has launched an Indiegogo campaign for their emergency cabinets. For, you know, when the great zombie-pocalypse strikes. Also in today's Highlights: filming finishing details for Psycho Therapy, The Devil's Woods UK and Ireland DVD / VOD release details, the launch of Screamli.com, and a teaser trailer for Birthday.

In Case of... Cabinets: Press Release: "In Case Of, makers of handmade emergency cabinets modified with the "necessary" equipment and defence objects against supernatural, “fantastic”, humorous disasters, launched its “Protection Against the Ordinary” Indiegogo campaign!

In Case Of campaign is really important because every time that our Cabinets have been displayed, either physically or online, our return has been profound. But being a small company, we cannot handle increased demand. That's where you come in! Join our journey and support our project here!

13 thrilling perk categories are there for you to grab: Limited Edition Zombie Cabinets exclusively designed and offered for The Indiegogo campaign,
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Element, Koch, Colm Meaney join culture-clash comedy 'Halal Daddy'

Element, Koch, Colm Meaney join culture-clash comedy 'Halal Daddy'
Exclusive: Element and Koch Media have boarded rights to Irish production also starring Indian SummersNikesh Patel.

Element Pictures has acquired Irish and UK rights to Halal Daddy, a culture-clash comedy which commenced principal photography in the west of Ireland this week.

Colm Meaney (Con Air) has joined the cast on the Irish-German co-production, which will shoot in and around Sligo for the next five weeks.

Rights to the project have also been acquired in Germany by Koch Media (theatrical) and Telepool (TV) amid strong international interest.

Produced by Hermann Florin for Florin Films and its Irish outlet Benrae Florin Films alongside Ailish McElmeel for Ireland’s Deadpan Pictures, the production is supported by the Irish Film Board and Eurimages with Global Screen handling world sales. Peter Rommel of German outfit Rommel Films is co-producer.

The film is directed by Conor McDermottroe (Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne) who co-wrote the script with Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul
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Sitges 2015 Review: From The Dark Is An Enjoyable, If Repetitive, Ride

Conor McMahon is no stranger here in Sitges. The Irish director already succeeded in winning the audience's affection back in 2012 with Stitches, a film that managed to get as much laughter as jumps and scares. This time he comes back to Sitges with From The Dark, a film that features a more classical and straightforward approach to the horror genre but still manages to offer some fresh ideas of his own. Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell) are a couple traveling through a remote rural area in Ireland on their way to a wedding, but somewhere along the way they take a wrong turn that leaves them completely lost. Mark decides to go searching for help, but it seems the only sign of civilization around is a nearby farm. But what they don't know is that...

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April VOD Releases Include Lost River, The Harvest, From the Dark, Strange Blood

*Updated* This April, genre fans have a lot of interesting films arriving on VOD and Digital Platforms to look forward to, including the highly-anticipated directorial debut from Ryan Gosling, Lost River, which Warner Bros. is set to release on the 10th.

The very same day, IFC Films is debuting the latest from filmmaker John McNaughton- The Harvest- who is the same visionary behind the visceral cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer starring Michael Rooker. FilmBuff will also be busy on April 10th as they’re releasing The Reconstruction of William Zero, an indie sci-fi thriller starring Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture), Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), Aj Bowen (You're Next), and newcomer Conal Byrne.

April is also chock-full of genre entertainment choices from Uncork’d Entertainment and we’ve also got several indie horror titles making their way to digital as well including the latest from Dark Sky Films,
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Tedium Emerges From the Dark: A Movie Review

Director/writer: Conor McMahon. Cast: Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell. From the Dark is a horror film from Conor McMahon (Stitches). Set in the Irish countryside, this film brings a nosferatu-like creature out of the bog and a couple is terrorized throughout much of the film. Though, this viewer felt considerably less fright. Still, the film is well shot and the use of minimal lighting helped amplify some tension. From the Dark is an intimate affair. It is also a minimalist one, in that there are few characters and few settings. Also, the pacing is very slow and action scenes are repetitive. In the end, From the Dark recycles too many action scenes and the film plays out too simply. The film begins with Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell). They are a couple on holiday, in the Irish countryside. They take a wrong turn, down a winding road.
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Bifff 2015: ‘From the Dark’ Review

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Stars: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Ged Murray, Gerry O’Brien | Written and Directed by Conor McMahon

From The Dark is the latest feature film from Stitches writer/director Conor McMahon. Where his Irish horror comedy, starring Ross Noble, played for bloody, gross out laughs and utilised an extensive cast to tell its tale, From The Dark is a vampire movie about a couple trapped on a remote peat farm.

However, this inaugural viewing by Nerdly is not under normal press screening conditions. Your reviewer is in Brussels, Belgium for his first ever Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff) experience. Before the film the queue snaking its way around the whole of the basement of the Brussels Centre For Fine Arts created a real sense of excitement and anticipation. For this newbie it was no indication of what was to follow once we sat down and waited for the lights to go down.
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From the Dark Previews a Malevolent Force in this First Trailer

Dark Sky Films has released the first trailer for From the Dark. Developed by director Conor McMahon (Stitches), this two person film involves a dark Irish road and its dark denizens. This film stars Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell. And, the film is set to debut in North America, on April 14th, 2015. Fans of horror can find more on the film here. The film's story focuses on Sarah and Mark. They encounter car troubles and take a rest at an old Irish farm. Inside, a resident is wounded and deranged. Forced outside, they find something even more monstrous waiting for them. On April 14th, this film will be available on multiple formats. From the Dark will be available through Video-on-demand, DVD and Blu-ray. Special features for the home entertainment release will be announced shortly. For now, indie horror fans can preview the darkness in the official trailer for the film,
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[Media] - "From The Dark" First trailer available !

Dark Sky Films releases the trailer for "From The Dark", from the director of the acclaimed "Stitches", starring Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Ged Murray and Gerry O'Brien . While his previous films blended dark, deranged humor with thrills, Conor McMahon's new film is said to be pure, relentless horror that never lets viewers catch their breath. "From The Dark" will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on April 14, 2015.Sarah and Mark are traveling through rural Ireland when car trouble strikes. The couple must head out on foot to find any sign of civilization. Eventually they come upon a lonely house – but the man inside is wounded, and when they try to help him, he attacks. Sarah and Mark manage to escape but soon they are confronted by something even...
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Watch the First Trailer for From the Dark

A nocturnal, earth-covered creature awakens from a long sleep and looks to feed on a young couple with car trouble in the first trailer for Conor McMahon's From the Dark.

Press release - "When a young couple embarks on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit, in the stunning new horror film From The Dark. From the director of the acclaimed Stitches, it will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky Films on April 14, 2015. Director Conor McMahon, the "mad genius" (We Got This Covered) behind the sensations Stitches and Dead Meat, reveals new levels of horror and suspense in his follow-up feature, From The Dark. While his previous films blended dark, deranged humor with thrills, McMahon's new film, an original production from genre specialists Dark Sky Films, is pure, relentless horror that
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'From the Dark' Trailer Awakens a Terrifying Monster | Exclusive

'From the Dark' Trailer Awakens a Terrifying Monster | Exclusive
When a young couple embarks on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit, in the stunning new horror film From the Dark. From the director of the acclaimed Stitches, it will be available for digital download and on DVD and Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films and Mpi Media Group on April 14, 2015. Director Conor McMahon reveals new levels of horror and suspense in his follow-up feature. While his previous films blended dark, deranged humor with thrills, McMahon's new film, an original production from genre specialists Dark Sky Films, is pure, relentless horror that never lets viewers catch their breath. And we have exclusive look at the trailer!

Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell) are traveling through rural Ireland when car trouble strikes. The couple&#160must head out on foot to find any sign of civilization. Eventually
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Horror Round-Up: iZombie Poster, New Pod Clip, From the Dark Release Details

We're back with another horror round-up, this time turning our attention to the latest iZombie poster that puts a living dead spin on the ice cream cone, an unsettling new clip from Mickey Keating's Pod, and release details on Conor McMahon's From the Dark.

iZombie: "Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head.
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Something From the Dark Comes to DVD on April 14th, 2015

Tagline: "Pray for Dawn." Dark Sky Films is getting set to release the darkness. From the Dark, from Irish director Conor McMahon (Stitches), follows a couple trapped in the dark. They must use light to stay away from a loathsome creature. Focusing more on horror, than comedy, this true horror feature will release April 14th, 2015, on multiple platforms. The film begins with Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell). Together, they are on holiday in the Irish countryside. Their car gives out. Then, they become lost and disoriented. Mark is injured and a creature lurks in the darkness. How will they survive the night? A trailer has not been released for the film. However, the film's official movie poster is hosted here. The graphic shows one character with a lantern; a monster looms below. Blood reds haunt the sky, with the tagline stating: "Pray for Dawn." Dawn might not be coming for this couple.
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From The Dark Review [Fantastic Fest 2014]

While From The Dark is most certainly an “economical” creature feature, this backcountry survival story is a generic horror watch to the core. Creator Conor McMahon is the mad genius behind one of my favorite recent horror films, the pun-tastic slasher romp Stitches, but his abandonment of jovial comedy does nothing for this straight-laced vacation-gone-wrong scenario. With the purest of intentions, but a noticeably restricting production value, McMahon is backed into a corner while bringing to life an idea that’s otherwise fresh and welcoming. Utilizing two actors, one monster and a ton of night-vision, From The Dark is able to muster little more than a shiver, pacing through the same dangerous scenarios so many films have captured in a more invigorating light.

Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell) are traveling through a rural Irish area when suddenly their car becomes stuck. Stranded without any visible traces of civilization,
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From The Dark wraps principal photography

From The Dark, The Latest Film From Conor McMahon (

Stitches), Has Officially Wrapped Production In Laois, Ireland

Mpi/Dark Sky Films announced the end of principal photography on From The Dark, the latest film from Conor McMahon, director of the successful Stitches. Produced by Mpi Pictures Dublin in partnership with Workshed films, From The Dark was shot on location in Laois, Ireland. The film stars Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry O’Brien (Pirates … Continue reading →

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Production Wraps On Irish Horror Movie From The Dark

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Coming from Conor McMahon, director of cult horror movie Stitches, From The Dark, filmed on location in Co. Laois, has finished principal photography. Starring Irish talent Niamh Algar (Savage Eye), Stephen Cromwell (Love/Hate), and Gerry O'Brien (Reign of Fire), From The Dark tells the story of a young couple who encounter an ancient evil on a road trip through the Irish countryside. No word whether this will follow the humorous road taken by Stitches, but judging by the creepy first image from the movie above, featuring Algar trapped in an underground tunnel, I have a feeling McMahon might be tackling straight horror this time round. No release date has been given for From The Dark as of yet.
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New Photo and Details on From The Dark

Dark Sky Films has announced that Conor McMahon’s From The Dark has finished filming and we have all new details, along with an official photo from the upcoming horror movie:

“Mpi/Dark Sky Films announced the end of principal photography on From The Dark, the latest film from Conor McMahon, director of the successful Stitches. Produced by Mpi Pictures Dublin in partnership with Workshed films, From The Dark was shot on location in Laois, Ireland. The film stars Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry O’Brien (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest).

A tense and frightening film, From The Dark tells the story a young couple embark on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in an place that few people would choose to visit. When something sinister is awakened from a thousand year slumber, deep within the dark bog, the couple is faced with an unimaginable evil.
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Dark Sky Films Officially Wraps From The Dark

For fans of subversive horror, Conor McMahon was a breath of fresh air with his twisted film Stitches. Now, McMahon is preparing to set a new horror onto the world with From The Dark. The Ireland based film stars Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry O’Brien and is produced by Mpi Pictures. From The Dark tells a…

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Conor McMahon's From the Dark Features Actress Niamh Algar in an Old Irish Bog

Irish director Conor McMahon (Stitches) continues to shoot horror. His latest title is called From the Dark. Mpi Media Group is developing this terrifying tale of a couple harassed on a road trip, on an Irish countryside. This title stas Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry-o'Brien. The first still from the film is hosted here. Details on the film are being kept in mystery. However, the basic plot involves a young couple and a creature, which lives in and old bog. Sinister and evil, this creature hopes to trap this young couple in its muddy den forever! The first still fro the film features actress Niamh Algar. Algar is an up-and-coming actress who has starred in a couple films and "The Savage Eye" television series. All of the available details on From the Dark are below. Release Date: Tba. Director: Conor McMahon. Cast: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry-o'Brien. *a
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Mpi/Dark Sky Films Find Horror From the Dark

The director of the cult killer clown film Stitches is back with an all-new film called From the Dark, and we have the first details and a still for you. We're good like that. Well, actually we're kind of obligated to show you or we'd go out of business, but still!

From the Press Release:

Mpi/Dark Sky Films announce the end of principal photography on From The Dark, the latest film from Conor McMahon, director of the successful Stitches. Produced by Mpi Pictures Dublin in partnership with Workshed films, From The Dark was shot on location in Laois, Ireland.

The film stars Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, and Gerry O'Brien (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest).

A tense and frightening film, From The Dark tells the story of a young couple who embark on a road trip through the Irish countryside; car trouble lands them in an place that
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Box Office Weekend Ahead: 'I Am Number Four' vs. 'Unknown'

DreamWorks' I Am Number Four takes on Warner Bros. Pictures' Unknown, in a battle for the President's Day weekend box office top spot. The Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron, Number Four should appeal to a wider range of fans, snagging the majority of teens, and top the charts with a solid figure. D.J. Caruso's science fiction actioner debuts in 3,154 theatres and is screenwritten by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Marti Noxon from the Pittacus Lore novel. Look out for 2 reviews from MovieJungle.com for this one later tonight or early tomorrow morning Et. PG-13 rated Unknown, under the direction of Orphan helmer Jaume Collet-Serra, stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz and Frank Langella. Pic scripted by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cromwell, based on the Didier Van Cauwelaert novel, opens in 3,043 venues...
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