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    “WOMAN IN BLACK” sequel casts leads

    Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox (he, of WAR HORSE and she, of BBC series BLACK MIRROR) will lead the sequel to last year’s old-fashioned ghost story from Hammer Films.

    In keeping with the atmospheric, period setting of the James Watkins-directed first, THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH will be based in World War II as Eel Marsh House is converted into a shelter for evacuated children. Of course, that’s who the titular specter of Susan Hill’s classic novel most readily preys upon.

    UK filmmaker Tom Harper, who’s mainly toiled in television (including two episodes of the incredible sequel miniseries THIS IS ENGLAND ’86) helms, while Jon Croker scripts.

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    Larry Fessenden’s “BENEATH” to World Premiere at Stanley Festival; First Pic

    This Thursday, May 2, the intensely cool inaugural Stanley Film Festival—held at Estes Park, Colorado’s Stanley Hotel, that which served as inspiration for THE SHINING—gets underway, and in addition to a stellar lineup of recent festival favorites and highly anticipated horror, will also host the world premiere of the latest from indie horror master Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE LAST WINTER).

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    “MR. JONES” (Tribeca Movie Review)

    Seemingly the most divisive midnight/horror offering at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, MR. JONES has garnered reaction across the spectrum. What’s odd though is how in polite conversation, most have refrained from mentioning just how admirably weird Karl Mueller’s sort-of found footage feature debut gets in its second half. MR. JONES is a strange beast and for better or worse—or however you come out of it—refreshing in that it’s a fairly unique, Lynchian addition to the current glut of docu-style terror.

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    NY! Tomorrow night, see “KISS OF THE DAMNED” w/ director Q&A for free

    You’ll want to see Xan Cassavetes’ sultry, bloody and Euro-reminiscent vampire feature on the big screen and if you’re in NYC, we can certainly accommodate. Tomorrow night, the film screens with Cassavetes in attendance and Magnolia Pictures and Fango have tickets for five readers and their guests!

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