Press Release: Dread

March 2010

Lionsgate

THE FOURTH INSTALLMENT OF THE AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR DEBUT ON DVD FROM LIONSGATE

LAKE MUNGO
THE GRAVES
DREAD
ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION
HIDDEN
THE FINAL
KILL THEORY
THE REEDS

Street Date: 3/23/10 Order Date: 2/24/10 DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Lionsgate presents the fourth installment of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For with a new horrifying collection of DVDs from the popular national film festival. The DVDs included are Lake Mungo, The Graves, Dread, Zombies of Mass Destruction, Hidden, The Final, Kill Theory and The Reeds. These films will be released theatrically nationwide in top markets around the country the week of January 29. Each year, the collection brings together some of the best in independent horror filmmaking. After Dark Horrorfest 4 - 8 Films to Die For is available as single DVDs for $19.98 or all together as a DVD box set for $159.98, and as Digital Downloads on March 23, 2010.

The films include:

LAKE MUNGO SYNOPSIS:

In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Quietearth.com states, the film "...doesn't need to rely on gimmicks to get under your skin," while The Hollywood Reporter declared, "A convincing mock-documentary style lifts 'Lake Mungo' beyond spooky supernatural mystery into the realms of emotional truth-telling."

THE GRAVES SYNOPSIS:

From the creator of the legendary comics Evil Ernie and Lady Death, comes The Graves. On their last weekend together, Megan and Abby Graves are lost in a remote part of the Arizona desert where they are lured to Skull City Mine, an abandoned mine town. But they soon learn Skull City is anything but abandoned - and there's no way out. The sisters are now prey, forced to unleash their most primitive instincts in a desperate, all-out battle for survival against unspeakable horrors - both human and supernatural.

DREAD SYNOPSIS:

Produced by Clive Barker and adapted from his Books of Blood collection by Anthony DiBlasi (screenwriter), Dread follows Stephen (Jackson Rathbone, The Twilight Saga) and Cheryl (Laura Donnelly), college students making a documentary about what people dread in life. But they have no idea that their partner, Quaid (Shaun Evans), witnessed his parents being murdered by an axe-wielding lunatic and wants to make others experience his own personal horror. Called "one of the finest Clive Barker adaptations to date," by shocktillyoudrop.com, "Dread delivers on all chilling counts," according to fangoria.com.

DVD Special Features
- "Facing the Fear: Behind the Scenes of Dread" featurette
- A Conversation with Clive Barker and Director Anthony DiBlasi
- Deleted Scenes
*Subject to change

CAST
Jackson Rathbone The Twilight Saga, Big Stan, TV's "Beautiful People," TV's "The O.C."
Shaun Evans BBC's "The Take," Being Julia, Boy A
Hanne Steen Hamlet, Measure for Measure, TV's "Ideal"
Laura Donnelly Insatiable, BBC's "Merlin," BBC's "Hex," TV's "Casualty"
Jonathan Readwin Minotaur, HBO's "Rome" TV's "Echo Beach," Splintered

ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION SYNOPSIS:

A conservative island community is under attack! Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with brain eaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida, an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom, a gay businessman who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back. Called "the best of its type since Shaun of the Dead," filmthreat.com states, "Zombies of Mass Destruction is a limb-shucking, eye-gouging hoot, full of both disemboweled stomachs and belly laughs."

HIDDEN SYNOPSIS:

With his mother's passing, KK returns home after nineteen years to settle her estate. But with his heritage comes dark and deadly secrets. Having spent the last two decades trying to forget his cruel mother and his past life in the creepy house in the woods, KK finds that there are some things you just can't run from. Thefreshfilms.com declares "...Hidden is bordering on greatness."

THE FINAL SYNOPSIS: Dane, an awkward student with a deadly vendetta, leads a group of outcasts who plot to avenge the years of humiliation they faced by the popular students at Hohn High School. The outcasts turn the tables on the popular students who made sport of them and prepare for a single night that will leave their tormentors scarred for life.

KILL THEORY SYNOPSIS:

Seven college students visit a secluded vacation home to celebrate graduation and become trapped in a deadly game by a mysterious killer. Forced to kill one another by 6 am the following morning, only one of them can remain alive. Whoever remains will be allowed to walk away with his or her life. However, if morning comes and more than one is still breathing, everyone dies. Friends and couples must test their trust as the clock ticks away. Some will fight for love, some to survive, but all will change. Because deep down... we're all killers.

THE REEDS SYNOPSIS:

A weekend boating party turns into a nightmare for a group of young Londoners when they stumble upon a terrifying secret hidden in the reeds.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: Lake Mungo, Kill Theory: 2007 , Dread, Hidden: 2008 The Graves, Zombies of Mass Destruction, The Final, The Reeds: 2009 Title Copyright: Lake Mungo: © 2007 Mungo Productions Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. The Graves: © 2009 Mischief Maker Screen Partners, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dread: © MMIX Cinema Three SPV1 LTD. All Rights Reserved. Zombies of Mass Destruction: 2009 ZMD Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved. Hidden: © 2008 Alligator AS. All Rights Reserved. The Final: © 2009 Final Fate Features, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Kill Theory: © 2008 Last Resort, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The Reeds: The Reeds Film Ltd 2009. All Rights Reserved

Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Lake Mungo: R for a scene of sexuality, and brief gruesome images The Graves: R for bloody violence
Dread: R for strong, bloody violence, disturbing sadistic content, graphic sexuality, nudity and language
Zombies of Mass Destruction: R for strong bloody zombie violence and gore, language, sexual references and brief drug use
Hidden: R for violence, disturbing images and language
The Final: R for sadistic violence and torture, language, sexual references, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
Kill Theory: R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexual content
The Reeds: R for violence, language and some drug use
Genre: Horror
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Subtitles: English and Spanish subtitles
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: Lake Mungo: 87 minutes
The Graves: 88 minutes
Dread: 93 minutes
Zombies of Mass Destruction: 88 minutes
Hidden: 96 minutes
The Final: 92 minutes
Kill Theory: 85 minutes
The Reeds: 90 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital

For artwork and additional information on this release, e-mail Elizabeth Atler at Elizabeth_atler@bhimpact.com. http://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/epk/horrorfest2010/docs/fact_sheet_hv.doc

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