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The Wicked Gift – Roberto D’Antona

by on Sep.28, 2017, under Other Musings

Roberto D’Antona is a fresh Italian director who’s intention is to bring the greatness of legacy Italian horror back to the screen through his vision, inspired by the greats, but also a host of world cinema horror legends too. Early influence comes from Sam Raimi and Carpenter, but D’Antona also recognises Eggers, Wan and Whannell as peers of influence.

The Wicked Gift is a phycological horror, ghost story combo. What’s in the mind? What is real? Nightmares, hauntings and a rollercoaster into the darkness of a very sinister past. Ethan suffers with insomnia and a long history of nightmares. With support from his friend, he visits a medium, who opens the doorway to his own haunted mind and the awareness to a horror deep inside.

This is exactly the kind of thing we love here at 365. Modern Italian with a homage to whats come before, but also inspired by international current productions. This sounds great.

Check out the facebook page for more details and keep your eye out for cinema screenings from early December.

Cinematography looks beautiful by Stefano Pollastro, whilst the score is supplied by Aurora Rochez. Both complimenting D’Antona’s Direction. Produced by Alessandro Rossi, Annamaria Lorusso and D’Antona and featuring a cast from the indie international circuits, Alice Viganò, David White, Mirko D’Antona, Andrea Milan and Michael Segal.

We’ll be reporting more on this talent, but for now, check out the trailer:-

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George A. Romero – RIP

by on Jul.16, 2017, under Other Musings

We have lost another legend. The world will never be the same without him. RIP George!

 

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Dead Bride promo

by on Sep.02, 2016, under Other Musings

DEAD BRIDE, is the new psychological horror, from the talented Francesco Picone (Anger of the Dead), and produced by Metrovideo, which is rich in classic elements of the genre with a plot full of twists and suspense, which should leave the viewer suitably terrified. This looks awesome.

dead bride - posterHere’s the blurb:-

After her father’s death, Alyson, her partner Richard and their baby return to her childhood home.

Following a few shocking supernatural events, Alyson discovers that she and her family have been living with a terrible curse, unleashed in the past by a bride killed by Alyson’s grandfather.

Soon after Alyson’s child disappears and she has no choice but to embark on a frightening journey into the underworld, to free herself from the bride’s curse and to look for her daughter.

 

The film is currently in post production but we hope to see something very soon. For more info, follow the film at Facebook.

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Lion – Trailer

by on Sep.02, 2016, under Other Musings

No soon as I report on Davide Meilin’s new short Lion, then I discover the trailer is live! Check this beast out!

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Lion – Davide Melini’s new offering

by on Sep.02, 2016, under Other Musings

One of Italy’s most exciting young directors has some fresh visuals for our senses. Davide Melini is back in the hot seat with his latest short film, Lion.  “An isolated chalet in a snowy forest… A man blinded by alcohol… A woman unable to rebel… And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark… The silent night is broken with cries… the start of a terrible nightmare!”

Lion 2Featuring a cast of three, Pedro Sánchez, Michael Segal (“Colour from the Dark”, “Anger of the Dead”), and Tania Mercader, this short looks to be exciting stuff and has all the key plot pieces to make this an intriguing film. Produced by some huge names in the industry, Luca Vannella (“Thor”, “Harry Potter”, “Apocalypto”, “Heart of the Sea”), Alexis Continente (“Thor”, “Penny Dreadful”), Vincenzo Mastrantonio (“Titanic”, “Moulin Rouge”, “The Passion of Christ”, “Romeo + Juliet”), Bobby Holland (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “Game of Thrones”, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, “007 – Quantum of Solace”), Ferdinando Merolla (“Troy”, “Gangs of New York”, “Hannibal Rising”), Roberto Paglialunga.

Davide Melini has been busy lately working on everyone’s favourite horror show, Penny Dreadful, but i’m glad to see him back working on his own original work after the success of “The Sweet Hand of the White Rose” and “The Puzzle.” His directorial style is true Italian class, paired with his artistic eye for detail as DP, he certainly knows how to set up a shot and make the subject look glorious, but of cause, he was trained by the master – Dario Argento whilst working on Mother of Tears.

LionI asked Davide about the title, Lion and he gave me this insight – ‘The kid, Leon, loves animals and in particular lions. He has some lion posters in his room and some toys… And of course, his best friend: a stuffed lion!”

This really sounds exciting. A snowy, isolated chalet, an alcoholic and a child with a Lion – expect dark dreams and nightmares.

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Lion is currently in post production but due for a Halloween release. I’m eagerly looking forward to this!

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Festival of Fantastic Films

by on Mar.06, 2016, under Other Musings

Just wanted to make you all aware of the Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester later this year. It is by far one of the greatest film festival for all things horror, scifi, fantasy and the fantastic. Do yourselves a huge favour and please give them your support! You will not regret it, and lets encourage this festival to continue beyond its current 27th year.
 
For collectors of rare videos, the opportunity to pick up some pre-certs either from stalls from sellers or grab a bargain at the auction and while your at it, get your tapes signed by some of the greats.
 
Over the years, i’ve met the likes of Deodato, Lenzi, Morgan, Naschy, Hess, Harryhausen, Barbara Bouchet, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Me Me Lai and Laurence R Harvey to name a few. This year, Jörg Buttgereit will be in attendance.
 
What are you waiting for?
https://www.facebook.com/FestivalOfFantasticFilms/
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