July 22nd, 2008 13:26:00
Midnight Meat Train (USA) Dir : Ryuhei Kitamura - World Premiere hosted by de Ryuhei Kitamura.
VERSUS/ARAGAMI director Ryuhei Kitamura makes his U.S. breakout with a vengeance with this intense and visually-stunning adaptation of Clive Barker`s beloved short story from his BOOKS OF BLOOD collection. Features an absolutely heart-stopping performance by none other than Vinnie Jones as a shadowy figure bringing hell to New York`s late night transit system. Barker himself is absolutely thrilled with the film - a rarity for the famously perfectionist author. One of the most anticipated horror films of the year, this one`s an absolute must-see.
Midnight Meat Train
Dying Breed, (Australia) Dir.: Jody Dwyer - Canadian premiere
Jody Dwyer's brutal feature film debut mines both Australia's past as a British penal colony and the legendary true story of Alexander Pearce, an escaped convict known as "The Pieman," who claimed to have survived by eating his fellow escapees. Shot in Pearce's picturesque former stomping ground (that's the actual Pieman River they're crossing), an area where sightings of the mysterious tiger continue to this day, DYING BREED is fraught with bone-rattling suspense and uncompromising gore. Dwyer is able to balance the bizarre character traits of the local townsfolk with intense action without going off course, taking us down a terrifying path full of our most primal fears.