Friday, May 13, 2016

LA Film Festival 2016 You Need To Add More Screenings, Specifically Beyond The Gates

We thought we would hold off for another week before sharing our top picks for the LA Film Festival. We mean their site isn't even fully up with trailers. We're not even confirmed press until Monday. We were wrong, so very wrong. Our top pick for horror, Beyond The Gates, which doesn't even have a trailer online is already rush line!

Beyond The Gates was our top pick, only at this point because of its great concept:

"Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father’s video store to liquidate the property and sell off its assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game that holds a mysterious connection to their father’s disappearance—and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it."

So it'll be a clusterf*ck of 80's horror movies in one movie. We don't even know how capable the director is. We only warned our friends to save the date, sheesh.

It isn't the only film that's already set for rush line. Abattoir, sounds like a fun real estate horror movie, LA's real estate market is a real horror show.

"Julia, an investigative reporter with the style and confidence of a young Bacall, happens upon a series of gruesome murders tied to real estate mysteries, where entire rooms have been dismantled and pulled from their foundations. The fact that those rooms were the exact settings for heinous tragedies sets Julia and hardboiled cop Joe on a search for the unimaginable. The stakes go up when it suddenly becomes very personal in this stylized and increasingly horrifying modern-noir."

Checkout the  Nightfall section for the strange and scary films, before it's too late! We want to see a trailer for Officer Downe about an over-the-top cop in LA fighting crime.

"A young rookie cop is tasked with shadowing Officer Downe, an LAPD cop waging a war to clean up the streets of Los Angeles. Officer Downe’s foes comprise of a cadre of super villains, including the criminal syndicate of humanoid beasts dubbed the Fortune 500, Mother Supreme and her gun-toting nuns, and kung fu overlord Zen Master Flash. The rookie soon learns that you can’t keep a good cop down, as Office Downe takes a licking and keeps on ticking, again, and again, and again…"

Last year, one of our favorite new horror comedies, Dude Bro Party Massacre III was so loved at the festival it got a second screening. We hope we can get another screening for what already seems to be a crowd favorite.

Film festival dudes and dudettes, make the right choice and give us a second screening of Beyond The Gates...and tell me first, so I can get tickets for all my friends.