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Mickey Rourke’s ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Anthology Bought for 2019 Release

Cranked Up Films has partnered with AMC Network’s streaming platform Shudder to buy North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ “Nightmare Cinema” anthology, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is comprised of five shorts and a wrap-around storyline from directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues in which five unlucky individuals are trapped and tortured by a mysterious projectionist as he plays each of their greatest fears on the theater’s silver screen.”…

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“Don’t Leave Home” Review

Tully keeps the thick soundscape of ominous noise and music churning, though favors disquieting undercurrents over the usual jumps and sudden shocks and more potent scares that would have made this a fuller-fledged horror entry. Which is by no means a negative. Leaving behind the minor-key comedy of his last feature, Ping Pong Summer, to return to the studied strangeness of 2011’s Septien, the director has fashioned a film that in many ways is a throwback to vintage Euro Gothic, overriding its occasional borderline campiness with resolute morbidity…

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Good Deed Launches Genre Label Cranked Up Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Cranked Up Films will specialize in high-concept horror, science fiction titles that are more firmly grounded in reality, and speculative fiction, which typically contains supernatural or futuristic elements. The announcement comes on the heels of Good Deed’s Oscar nomination for the animated hit “Loving Vincent.”…

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Cranked Up Lights Up U.S. Deal For Weed-Growing Nun Doc ‘Breaking Habits’ – Cannes

Weed-growing nun documentary Breaking Habits is heading to the U.S. after Cranked Up, the fledgling genre of Good Deed Entertainment, got high on a deal for the Salon Pictures film.

The label struck a deal with UK sales firm Film Constellation for the doc in Cannes and will release in the U.S. GDE’s Kristin Harris and Brandon Hill negotiated the deal with Film Constellation’s Fabien Westerhoff.

The film, which has already sold in multiple territories, is directed by Rob Ryan and follows Christine Meeusen, a corporate exec-turned-cannabis farmer who found her calling in medicinal marijuana…

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GDE Snags Mick Garris’ NIGHTMARE CINEMA With Mickey Rourke and More!

Cranked Up’s slate of projects includes the much-anticipated high concept horror anthology Nightmare Cinema starring Mickey Rourke, which brings together several high-profile genre filmmakers including Mick Garris, Joe Dante, and David Slade.

The horror anthology centers on “a series of afflicted individuals who enter the eerie Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and most horrifying fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke).”…

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Camila Mendes Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Her New Movie

–And her character’s clothes look seriously comfy.

As Veronica Lodge on Riverdale, Camila Mendes is often seen wearing collared shirts, black dresses, and, of course, her signature strand of pearls. But, according to the star’s Instagram, her upcoming movie character is nothing like her current television persona — at least not when it comes to her wardrobe.

Camila has been sharing behind-the-scenes clips from her upcoming movie on social media, which, as seen in one snap shared by a fan, might be called Falcon Lake. (However, Camila’s recents posts feature the hashtag #CoyoteLake. Hmm.)…

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‘Don’t Leave Home’ Poster Teases an Irish Urban Legend [Exclusive]

SXSW title Don’t Leave Home, a horror film written and directed by Michael Tully (Septien) will be released in theaters and on VOD platforms September 14, 2018, via Cranked Up Films.

Don’t Leave Home is described as “an atmospheric, unpredictable, psycho-religious horror film,” which is about an American artist obsessed with a disturbing Irish urban legend. Obsessed with the origin of the myth, the artist ends up inside the estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland…

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