LA FILM FEST 2016 Announces Six World Premieres for Nightfall Lineup

LA FILM FEST 2016 Announces Six World Premieres for Nightfall Lineup

Check out some of the remarkable (6) horror films that will be making their world premiere at the LA Film Fest 2016 Nightfall Lineup. In total, the LA Film Festival will be making world premieres for 42 movies. The Los Angeles Film Festival tickets will be available for purchase soon with the event running from June 1, 2016 - June 9, 2016.


Abattoir (2016)

Synopsis: An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery behind a mysterious man who has been buying houses where tragedies have occurred. Set in a world where it always feels like night, even in daylight hours, real estate reporter Julia Talben's life is turned upside down when her family is brutally murdered. It is believed to be an open and close case, but Julia quickly realizes there is much more to this story when she returns to the crime scene to find the murder room deconstructed and physically removed from her sister's home. This ignites an investigative pursuit that eventually leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady to the town of New English where they find the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir - a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Julia comes to realize that her sister's soul is trapped inside, but the Abattoir isn't just a house - it's a door to something more evil than anyone could have ever imagined. Julia and Grady are ultimately faced with the question: How do you build a haunted house? One room at a time.
Cast: Lin Shaye, Patrick Kearns, Michael Paré, Michael Paré, Michelle DeVito, J. LaRose, Thomas Francis Murphy, Carol Sutton, Joe Anderson, Claire McReynolds, Carl Palmer, Aiden Flowers, John Garcia, John McConnell, Terence Rosemore, Gene Kevin Hames Jr., Jessica Lowndes, Dayton Callie, Leigh Hennessy, Brielyn Sexeny, Donald M. Krause, Jackie Tuttle, Aaron Jay Rome, Charles Barber, Josh Berger, Daniel Norris, Allison Gobuzzi, Wilfred Lopez, Charlene Barr, Sharon Farmer
Directors Darren Lynn Bousman
Genres Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Year: 2016
Runtime: 98
MPAA Rating: R
Nominations: 2
Producers: Yohan Baiada, Jesse Berger, Robert D. Cain, Xing Chen, Chris Contogouris, Yoel Dahan, Billy Hines, Gregg Jacobson, Brent C. Johnson, Andrew Mann, Kevin Niu, Steve Ponce, Lynwood Spinks, Zhongmin Xu, Michael Yedwab
Musicians: Mark Sayfritz
Editors: Brian Smith

Beyond the Gates

Beyond the Gates (2016)

Synopsis: Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.
Cast: Justin Welborn, Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant, Sara Malakul Lane, Chase Williamson, Graham Skipper, Matt Mercer, Josh Ethier, Pete Perry, Stu Jefferson, Jesse Merlin, Pierson Ryan, David Bruckner, Caryn Richman, Henry LeBlanc, Jentzen Ramirez, Ryan Kunert, Colton Toles
Directors Jackson Stewart
Genres Horror, Comedy, Adventure
Year: 2016
Runtime: 84
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 2
Writers: Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata
Producers: Barbara Crampton, Nicole Flores, Georg Kallert, Ian Keiser, Jon Kondelik, Gabby Revilla Lugo, Amanda Mortimer, Stephen Scarlata, Rob Schroeder, Jackson Stewart
Musicians: Wojciech Golczewski
Editors: Josh Ethier

Dont Hang Up

Don't Hang Up (2016)

Synopsis: An evening of some drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.
Cast: Sienna Guillory, Parker Sawyers, Chris Wilson, Michael Bodie, Robert Goodman, Garrett Clayton, Bella Dayne, Gregg Sulkin, Jack Brett Anderson, Alex Dee, Edward Killingback, Philip Desmeules, Jane Ryall, Chantal Eder, Connie Wilkins, Bob Egerton
Directors Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot, Damien Macé
Genres Horror, Thriller
Year: 2016
Runtime: 83
MPAA Rating: R
Producers: Farah Abushwesha, Gregory Chambet, Laurie Cook, Ed Fraiman, Joe Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Damien Macé, Adam Nagel, Jason Newmark, Romain Philippe, Dimitri Stephanides, Natasha Torin, Alexis Wajsbrot
Musicians: Aleksi Aubry-Carlson
Editors: Carmela Iandoli, Tim Murrell


Director: Chris Sparling

Writer: Chris Sparling

Starring: James Wolk, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Tom Lipinski, Dan Ziskie, Michael Godere, Michael Donovan, Dion Graham, Constance Baron

Plot: Two sets of brothers, tied by their mother but with different fathers, return to their childhood home in the woods to be with their mother on her deathbed. Estranged and antagonistic, the lines are clearly divided between brothers, fueled by old hurts and current strains and heightened by the presence of a seething father and an inquisitive girlfriend. As the night stretches on, old family secrets begin to surface, testing all of their bonds and setting up almost unbearable tensions in this home invasion thriller.

Officer Downe

Officer Downe (2016)

Synopsis: Based on the Man of Action/Image Comics original graphic novel created by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, written by Joe Casey, about a police officer who can't be stopped by death so he returns to the streets time and time again to fight crime.
Cast: Kim Coates, Reno Wilson, Bruno Gunn, Alison Lohman, Erica Lynne Arden, Sam Witwer, Adi Shankar, Corey Taylor, Meadow Williams, Jackson George, Glenn Howerton, Cody Renee Cameron, Phil Morris, Shawn Crahan, J.J. Soria, Erich Anderson, Joseph Julian Soria, Nick Nicotera, Tyler Ross, Mallory Thompson, Jarvis W. George, Jai Stefan, Kaylee Sapieha, Constance Steele, J.B. Abajian, Ximena Maria Iacono, Chris Fehn, Lindsay Pulsipher, Cory Brennan, Lauren Luna Vélez
Directors Shawn Crahan
Genres Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Year: 2016
Runtime: 88
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Joe Casey, Chris Burnham
Producers: Cory Brennan, Joe Casey, Glenn D. Feig, Roger M. Mayer, Mark Neveldine, Cole Payne, Skip Williamson
Musicians: Kyle Sherrod
Editors: Meg Ramsay


The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

Synopsis: 'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.
Cast: Sean Whalen, Jon Gries, Brett Rickaby, Conchata Ferrell, Ava Kolker, Rachel Winfree, Marc Raducci, Joey Graceffa, Caitlyn Leone, Sophia Linkletter, Jesse G. Louis, Victoria J. Mayers, Jarid Root, Savannah Stehlin, Yoni Tabac, Bree Essrig, Jodi Bianca Wise, Robert Adamson, Victoria Mayers-Gray, Jarrett Sleeper, Alex Frnka, Allison Powell, Riley Bodenstab, Elsie Fisher, Kellan Rhude, Pete Weitzner, Urs Inauen, Claude Knowlton, Madison Lawlor
Directors Tony E. Valenzuela
Genres Horror
Year: 2016
Runtime: 78
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Kevin Abrams, Owen Egerton, Tony E. Valenzuela
Producers: Kevin Abrams, Seth Caplan, Cindy Cowan, Jamie Denenberg, Sage Scroope, Patrick Weir, Michael Wormser, Eric Neal Young
Musicians: Brandon Roberts

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