Scream Factory has recently been on a roll bringing IFC Midnight releases like The Babadook to home video – and it looks like that streak will continue in July with releases of Dark Summer and Alien Outpost. Dark Summer is a teen-slanted ghost story tale with Peter Stormare playing a major role and Alien Outpost is an effects-intensive film that mixes science fiction with the war movie. Both releases will feature plenty of extras. Read on for all the intense IFC-friendly details, including lists of extras and preorder links…
Two Contemporary Thrillers Available July 7th, 2015 from Scream Factory
This July, beat the summer heat with two highly stylized horror thrillers, Dark Summer and Alien Outpost, both making their Blu-ray and DVD debut on July 7th, 2015 from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Featuring exciting new bonus content including cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries, making of featurettes and more, both titles can be pre-ordered now from ShoutFactory.com.
A claustrophobic modern ghost story, Dark Summer follows Daniel Williamson, a 17 year old under house arrest for the summer after cyberstalking a classmate. With his mother away on business, a horrifying incident occurs and Williamson soon experiences strange supernatural occurrences–which become increasingly more sinister and terrifying, with twists that will leave audiences reeling. Starring Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (The Wire), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows, United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (The Runaways) and Grace Phipps (Fright Night), Dark Summer is a highly original twist on the supernatural summer season terror.
IFC MIDNIGHT and CONTENT MEDIA CORPORATION presents “DARK SUMMER” A PREFERRED FILM & TV Production of A PAUL SOLET Film
KEIR GILCHRIST STELLA MAEVE MAESTRO HARRELL with GRACE PHIPPS and PETER STORMARE
Casting by ELISHA GRUER, C.S.A. & MICHELLE LEVY Costume Designer CHANTEL FILSON Production Designer ARIANA NAKATA Special Makeup Effects by JASON COLLINS & ELVIS JONES Music by AUSTIN WINTORY Edited by JOSH ETHIER and BENJAMIN CASSOU Director of Photography ZORAN POPOVIC Co-Producer JULIANA CARDARELLI Co-Producer DANIEL SOLLINGER Co-Executive Producer MIKE LE Executive Producers JAMIE CARMICHAEL KEVIN IWASHINA Produced by ROSS M. DINERSTEIN Written by MIKE LE Directed by PAUL SOLET
Dark Summer Bonus Features
- Audio Commentary with director Paul Solet
- Atmosphere and Style Featurette
- Director Paul Solet Featurette
- The Art of Dark Summer Featurette
- The Music of Dark Summer Featurette
- A Conversation with Peter Stormare Featurette
- The Kids – Cast interviews
- Theatrical Trailer
Set in 2021, Alien Outpost is the story of the aftermath of the First Earth War , in which an invading race of aliens known as the Heavies are narrowly defeated. But thousands of the aliens were left behind, and a new war on terror now rages. In the wake of the war, a series of remote operating bases are created to defend the planet, with the deadliest being base Three Seven, positioned in the most hostile place on Earth.
A documentary film crew is sent to record daily life in Outpost Three Seven, where the men, led by hardened commander Captain Spears (Rick Ravanello, Dark Haul), are under constant enemy fire. When a member of the crew disappears during a Heavy ambush, the unit launches a raid deep into enemy territory to rescue him… only to make a terrifying discovery.
Directed by Jabbar Raisani (Visual Effects Supervisor on Game Of Thrones, Machete, Predators), the explosive Alien Outpost is a science-fiction gem with stunning effects and non-stop action.
IFC MIDNIGHT, RAVENS NEST ENTERTAINMENT and ALTITUDE FILM ENTERTAINMENT present A BIGSCOPE FILMS PRODUCTION “ALIEN OUTPOST”
JOE REEGAN REILEY McCLENDON SCOTT MILLER MATTHEW HOLMES RICK RAVANELLO DOUG TAIT
Director of Photography BLAKE CLIFTON Production Designer EDDIE YANG Music Composed by THEO GREEN
Stunts & SFX Coordinator ANTONY STONE Casting Director NANCY NAYOR CSA 1st Assistant Director NEIL WALLACE
Executive Producers MICHAEL SACKLER JULIA GODZINSKAYA SOPHIE VICKERS WILL CLARKE ANDY MAYSON MIKE RUNAGALL ED FRAIMAN
ADAM NAGEL EVAN SILVERBERG JOSH McGUIRE JABBAR RAISANI Produced by LAURIE COOK JASON NEWMARK TREVOR ENGELSON
A Film by JABBAR RAISANI Written by JABBAR RAISANI BLAKE CLIFTON Directed by JABBAR RAISANI
Alien Outpost Special Features:
Audio Commentary By Director/Co-Writer Jabbar Raisani And Director Of Photography/Co-Writer Blake Clifton
Interviews With Cast And Crew
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