This Day in Horror

10 April 2012

AFTER DARK ACTION RELEASES TRAILERS AND IMAGES FOR TITLES TRANSIT AND DRAGON EYES


Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2012)  - Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films recently unveiled the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION, which will showcase five original, adrenaline-pumping films theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and on VOD on May 11.

Below are links to the brand new trailers and images for two of their upcoming action-packed films TRANSIT and DRAGON EYES.

TRANSIT


Stars Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elisabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Sterling Knight.  Directed by Antonio Negret.  Written by Michael Gilvary.


The family camping trip was meant to reunite the Sidwell family.  It’s not.  After being imprisoned for tax evasion, Nate Sidwell has lost the respect of his wife and his children.  Then when he suspects their truck is being followed, he gets arrested for aggressive driving and has to spend a night in jail.  Just when it seems the trip cannot get any worse, the Sidwells discover $4,000,000 cash in their luggage rack, and that Nate was wrong.  They aren’t being followed.  They’re being hunted – by four ruthless killers, who will stop at nothing to retrieve their millions.







DRAGON EYES


Stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cung Le and Peter Weller.  Directed by John Hyams.  Written by Tim Tori.






Welcome to St. Jude, a town where rival gangs rule the streets, where the chief of police is a cold-blooded killer, and where citizens have learned to keep their heads down.  Then comes out-of-towner Ryan Hong.  His vintage car attracts attention.  His unbelievable marital arts skills cause a sensation.  Sensing a human weapon, the rival gangs bid for Hong’s allegiance.  But Hong is committed to honoring an old promise to a mentor he met in prison: that he will “do good” wherever possible.  With a lethal combination of street smarts and martial arts, Hong vows to lift St. Jude’s citizens out of fear… even if he must turn into a one-man army to do it.





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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