Horror anthology “HOLIDAYS” leads Midnight slate at NYC’s Tribeca Film FestivalMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place around New York City April 13-24, and the lineup of horror and other genre fare in the Midnight section is headed by a much-awaited fright anthology.
The world premieres screening as Midnight features are:
• HOLIDAYS (pictured above), directed by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart and Adam Egypt Mortimer, written by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Smith and Scott Stewart. (U.S.) World Premiere, Narrative. Get in the holiday spirit with this horror anthology from some of today’s most visionary genre auteurs. From a very unholy Easter Bunny to a particularly macabre Valentine’s Day gift, HOLIDAYS is a full calendar year of festive stories, bringing out the most twisted and subversive sides of each seasonal celebration. With Seth Green, Clare Grant, Ruth Bradley, Sophie Traub, Jocelin Donahue, Harley, Morenstein, Lorenza Izzo and Andrew Bowen.
In the Virtual Arcade, the Festival is exhibiting Holidays: Christmas VR, which is tied to “Christmas,” a part of the HOLIDAYS anthology feature.
• FEAR, INC., directed by Vincent Masciale, written by Luke Barnett. (U.S.) World Premiere, Narrative. In this referential horror/comedy thriller, horror junkie Joe Foster gets to live out his ultimate scary movie fantasy courtesy of Fear Inc., a company that specializes in giving you the fright of your life. But as lines blur between what is and is not part of the game, Joe’s dream comes true begins to look more like a nightmare. With Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses and Abigail Breslin.
• HERE ALONE, directed by Rod Blackhurst, written by David Ebeltoft. (U.S.) World Premiere, Narrative. A virus has ravaged human civilization, leaving two groups of survivors: those who have managed to avoid infection, and those driven to madness, violence and an insatiable bloodlust. Living deep in the woods, Ann, Chris and Olivia are forced to fend off the infected while foraging for supplies. But when a supply expedition goes terribly awry, one among their number must make a terrible choice. With Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti, Adam David Thompson and Shane West.
• KING COBRA, directed and written by Justin Kelly. (U.S.) World Premiere, Narrative. This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay-porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart (Garrett Clayton), a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer (Christian Slater) who made him famous. When Sean decides he’d be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers (James Franco and Keegan Allen) aim to cash in by any means possible. With Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald.
• REBIRTH, directed and written by Karl Mueller. (U.S.) World Premiere, Narrative. Adam Goldberg, Pat Healy, Harry Hamlin and Nicky Whelan star as members of a mysterious self-help group (possibly a cult). Fran Kranz plays their newest recruit. REBIRTH simultaneously satirizes the buddy comedy and embraces the thriller format, resulting in a film that is at one moment hilarious and at the next, deeply disturbing. A Netflix release.
• TIGER RAID, directed by Simon Dixon, written by Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan and Gareth Coulam Evans. (UK) World Premiere, Narrative. Two mercenaries in Iraq speed through the dead of night, on their way to execute a covert mission. But as they near their objective, past misdeeds come violently to the surface, in this action-packed two-hander. With Sofia Boutella, Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony.
Keep your eyes here for coverage of Tribeca’s genre fare, and and on the festival’s official website for ticket and other information.