L.A.! Free “DARK AWAKENING” FANGORIA Screening Next Week!


New supernatural shocker DARK AWAKENING teams the director of COFFIN BABY with the executive producer of THE RING for a haunting you will never forget! Genre fave Lance Henriksen stars, and once again FANGORIA’s hooking you up for an advance peek! Yes, FANGO will be hosting a free screening of DARK AWAKENING for our L.A. friends and fiends. The bloody event will be held on Wednesday, July 15th at Los Angeles’ popular Jumpcut Café (13203 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City; [818] 986-2233). Seating starts at 7:00 p.m. (with showtime at 8 p.m.), and members of the film’s cast and crew will be attending our screamiere.

Fango’s screening of DARK AWAKENING will be a free show; to obtain tickets, send an e-mail to rebekah@fangoria.com. You must list “DARK AWAKENING” as your subject line. Offer is good for you and one guest. Names will be checked at the door. Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your RSVP. Seating is not guaranteed, however, so arrive early. This special event is sponsored by our pals at Cafe Oscuro Films; Hannover House releases DARK AWAKENING in theaters on July 17 and expands the run nationwide July 24.

Directed by FX ace Dean Jones (TOOLBOX MURDERS, OUIJA, MORTUARY, DAY OF THE DEAD) and starring iconic actor Henriksen, DARK AWAKENING centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him. Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn) and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell Mom’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town.

Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O’Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O’Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all… DARK AWAKENING was executive produced by Liliana Kligman (meet her at the screening) and THE RING’s Michele Weisler.

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Horror scribes have been flipping for DARK AWAKENING:

“Fearless, frightening and utterly creepy!”— Steve Barton, Dread Central

“Steadily builds to an exciting and twisted conclusion.”—Tyler Doupe, Wicked Horror

“A slow burn spook fest that more than delivers the goods…Creepy, haunting and disturbing.”—Dave Dreher, The Horror Channel

You can read more about the film here.

So mark your calendar for the July 15 L.A. screening of DARK AWAKENING (hosted by Fango West Coast associate Jared Rivet) at the Jumpcut Café (home of horror trivia nights and fantastic soups, salads, sandwiches, gourmet coffees and teas). Plus tell all your friends—the living and the dead. More screening announcements coming all summer long from Fangoria.com!

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