This Day in Horror

28 April 2012

AFTER DARK ACTION RELEASES TRAILER AND STILLS FOR EL GRINGO


AFTER DARK ACTION RELEASES TRAILER, POSTER AND STILLS FOR
EL GRINGO
STARRING SCOTT ADKINS, CHRISTIAN SLATER AND YVETTE YATES
AND FEATURING AN ORIGINAL SONG FROM MANOWAR

LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2012) -- Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films recently unveiled the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION, which showcases five original, adrenaline-pumping films theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and on VOD on May 11. After Dark Action includes the action Western, EL GRINGO, starring Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, The Bourne Ultimatum), Christian Slater and Yvette Yates (Without Men); and features an original song from internationally renowned U.S. band, MANOWAR, from their forthcoming new album. AFTER DARK ACTION theater tickets are on sale now. For locations and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.afterdarkaction.com/theaters.

Below are links to the brand new trailer, poster and stills for the upcoming action-packed EL GRINGO. 


In EL GRINGO, The Man (Adkins) crosses into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, cash, a bloody past, and a plan to live out his remaining days on a beach.  Instead, he gets stuck waiting for a bus in El Fronteras, a sleepy desert town that’s so uninviting that – forget about the ocean – he can hardly find a glass of water.  Then, word of his money spreads to the El Fronteras underworld.  Under sudden attack from corrupt cops, gangsters, and desperados, the Man must push back his retirement plans, lock and load, and save sleepy El Fronteras through a dizzying display of spectacular gunfights. EL GRINGO is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (Stash House) and written by Jonathan W. Stokes.


EL GRINGO also marks the first time MANOWAR have written a song specifically for a movie. The song depicts the struggle of a hero torn between his moral code and financial gain, and the challenge of being true to oneself and the real values in life, which are recurring themes in MANOWAR’s music. The band recently posted a sneak preview into the song online: http://youtu.be/2JOqDxJ5trY



"Everyone loves action movies! Our music, along with the film’s ass kicking visuals and a great story, are a perfect match. It’s exciting to see your music come alive on the big screen," said MANOWAR bassist and composer Joey DeMaio. ”EL GRINGO has been a great experience. The team at After Dark Films have been a pleasure to work with, and we are ready for more!"

The new MANOWAR album, featuring “El Gringo” and many other songs in the vein of the band's hit record “Warriors Of The World” and their classical hymns, celebrates its world premiere and digital pre-release in June 2012. MANOWAR will be headlining several European festivals this summer, celebrating their new album and the 10th anniversary of one of their most popular records, “Warriors Of The World.


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About After Dark Films: 
After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner.

After the release of An American Haunting, partners Solomon and Zeman formed a multiyear marketing and distribution deal for Horrorfest “8 Films To Die For®” between After Dark Films and Lionsgate Entertainment, with After Dark handling theatrical marketing & releases and Lionsgate handling the distribution of all ancillary forms of media (Home Video, Pay TV, Pay Per View). After Dark Films released Horrorfest 4 in theaters on January 29, 2010.

Building on the success of Horrorfest, After Dark released the first 8 originally produced horror films in January 2011 under the moniker After Dark Originals. Its second slate of 8 more originally produced films, After Dark Originals 2 is currently in production.

About Dark Castle Home Entertainment:
Dark Castle Entertainment was launched in 1999 by producer Joel Silver (“Lethal Weapon,” “Die Hard,” “The Matrix”) and Robert Zemeckis (“Castaway,” “Back to the Future”). One of the most prolific and successful producers in the history of motion pictures, Silver has produced a catalog of over 60 films, which have earned a combined gross of $13.5 billion worldwide from all sources.

With Dark Castle, Silver expanded his production prowess into the horror market and began with a string of hit films starting  with the record-breaking 1999 opening of “House on Haunted Hill,” followed by “Thir13en Ghosts” in 2001, “Ghost Ship” in 2002, “Gothika” in 2003 and “House of Wax” in 2005. 

Dark Castle Home Entertainment was created in 2007 to produce original horror films and sequels to Dark Castle pictures that would be released directly to the home market.  Some of the movies include “Return to House on Haunted Hill” starring Jeffrey Combs and Amanda Righetti, and “The Hills Run Red,” starring Sophie Monk.

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