Read MoreReview: ‘Super Dark Times’ Is An Unnerving Cross Between ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Donnie Darko’ — Tribeca 2017
“Enjoying their normal lives in mid-’90s suburbia, Zach and Josh are best friends with numerous shared interests, chief of which is an attraction to their classmate Allison. One seemingly routine day, along with two other friends, Zach and Josh borrow the latter’s older brother’s prized samurai sword to goof around in the local park. But the afternoon soon spirals out of control. Wracked with guilt, Zach struggles to assimilate back into high school life, even as Allison begins to show a romantic interest in him. The situation gets even
The new trailer for Super Dark Times hints at an intriguing high school horror. Take a look within...
“A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to the Columbine High School massacre,” reads the official synopsis for Super Dark Times, director Kevin Phillips’ feature debut - his 2015 short film, Too Cool For School, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to enthusiastic reviews.
Set in 1995 suburbia, Super Dark Times stars Owen Campbell (The Americans, Boardwalk Empire) and Charlie Tahan (Wayward Pines, Love Is Strange) as the two best friends. It also features Amy Hargreaves (13 Reasons Why), Max Talisman (Orange Is The New Black), Elizabeth Cappuccino (Jessica Jones), and Sawyer Barth (Public Morals).
The trailer hints at a traumatic event in the woods that involves four high school students and a samurai sword, but the advance press hints the film is more about shifting dynamics of high school.
“Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.”
Super Dark Times is set for release on September 29th in the States.
Teen friends Josh (Charlie Tahan) and Zach (Owen Campbell) are watching scrambled porn on a tube TV and discussing girls at school. Ahh, the 90’s. As boys do, they ride their bikes to get snacks at a quick stop,
Collins and Piotrowski open on death – a dear carcass that’s been dragged into a school cafeteria. It’s a short intro that leads into Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) sitting on a basement sofa, discussing boyhood pleasantries.
Before I provide fair warning and get into spoilers I’ll simply say Super Dark Times delivers on its premise. Virtually free from quirk and black humor, the film is an effective,
The place looks practically post-apocalyptic, the shattered window of a classroom evoking “Children of Men.” But it’s not the end of the world, just a petrified buck who’s gotten himself into a spot of trouble. Some cops stand over the animal as it lies dying on the floor between the desks, the men
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“Escapes” showcases the storytelling talents of Hampton Fancher, flamenco dancer, film and TV actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic “Blade Runner,” as well as screenwriter on the upcoming sequel “Blade Runner 2049.” Fancher’s running commentary – with a little help from Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott – works in concert with extensive archival footage as Fancher relates death-defying escapades from a remarkable life.
Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, and Elizabeth Cappuccino star in the debut feature of Kevin Phillips, which follows two teenaged best friends in the '90s as they attempt to cover up a gruesome accident.
Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote Super Dark Times, which was produced by Richard Peete, Jett Steiger and Edward Parks. Cameron Lamb, William Hall, Niraj Bhatia and Dan Burks executive produced.
Super Dark Times will screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. The Orchard is planning a theatrical release for the film later this year.
From the Press Release: "Tribeca’s Midnight section is the destination for late night audiences to discover the best in psychological thriller, horror, sci-fi, and cult cinema. This year’s six selections offer new genre experiences for even the most extreme viewer.
Devil's Gate, directed by Clay Staub, written by Peter Aperlo, Clay Staub. (Canada, USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) relocates to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await.
The long shadow of “Stand by Me” will always haunt films about
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The tagline is "The search ends. The mystery begins." The key art depicts the return of Alice Webster. Her return is a mystery in itself, but will also hold the secrets about another missing girl.
This eight-episode limited series will follow the parents of Alice, who went missing in 2003, Sam and Gemma Webster (David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes).
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Elizabeth Cappuccino, who portrayed a young Jessica Jones on the Netflix series, will play another of the siblings, Hester.
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The Agent Carter grad is set to star in Syfy's drama pilot The Haunted, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Jessica Jones alum Elizabeth Cappuccino has also signed on for a series regular role.
Ordered to pilot in September, The Haunted is a supernatural horror-drama from author James Frey about four siblings who reunite following their parents' deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships, they find that they also must face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive.
Fonseca will play Juno Bradley, a woman of science who is...
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