Alison Eastwood, daughter to Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, is starring in a creepy new indie thriller currently being shopped at Cannes. Directed by some guy named Matthew Arnold, Shadow People follows a CDC doctor (Eastwood) as her research on SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome) leads her to a supernatural conclusion.
The official synopsis reads:
Shadow People is a psychological thriller that explores the rare medical phenomenon known as SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome). Millions of people across the globe have had encounters with what they describe as dark, shadowy creatures that visit them at night.
Sometimes horrifying, sometimes deadly, these nocturnal intruders have been described as early as man’s first recorded writings. But what are they? And what do they want?
Small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Dallas Roberts) is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe’s late night call-in show. At the same time CDC Public Health Agent Sophie Lancombe (Eastwood) is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS.
Her investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery…you’ll never sleep soundly again.
Personally, I have had those moments when I’m in bed, counting sheep, and suddenly the room seems to go especially dark, as if shadows were caving in on me and I can’t move. I always figured these instances to be mild heart attacks due to my over consumption of booze and burritos. But, maybe, it really is just monsters. Talk about dodging a bullet! Goodbye diet!
ABC has released a clip from their upcoming supernatural adventure-drama “The River.” Produced by Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren “one-trick-pony” Peli and his partners, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, the shaky-cam series will premiere mid-season this fall.
The show’s synopsis reads:
“The River” follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood). Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess (Leslie Hope), and son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.
The pilot episode was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Unknown) from a script by Peli, Michael Perry (Paranormal Activity 2), and veteran scribe Michael Green (“Heroes”), who was brought in to rewrite the original draft.
Gotta admit, this show looks like a lot of fun. Guess I’ll have to keep a puke bucket next to my Lazy Boy.
IFC Midnight has unleashed a trailer for German director Dennis Gansel’s cheesy-but-fun-looking all-girl vampire flick We Are the Night. The film stars Karoline Herfurth (Perfume: the Story of a Murderer) as a thief turned reluctant bloodsucker after a one-night-stand with a 250-year-old vampire queen.
The film’s synopsis reads:
We Are the Night is an edgy tale of a provocative gang of female vampires living large, making their own rules and leaving a merciless trail of blood.
The film centers on a 20-year-old Berlin native Lena (Herfurth) who gets by as a petty thief. On one of her nightly job runs through an underground club, she meets 250-year-old Louise (Nina Hoss), the owner of the club and leader of an unusual all-female vampire trio – the other two members being wild child Nora (Anna Fischer) and elegant Charlotte (Jennifer Ulrich).
Louise falls head over heels in love with the scruffy Lena and bites her during their first night together. Once bitten, LENA discovers the curse and the blessing of her new, eternal life. She revels in the glamour, parties and infinite freedom, but quickly discovers that the endless blood thirst and murderous appetite of her new girlfriends come at a steep price.
I am definitely taking my penis to see this flick.
We Are the Night will play selected theaters on May 27. It will also be available nationwide On-Demand starting on May 25th.