Fantasy Filmfest Nights 2014 – IN FEAR, THE RETURNED, RIGOR MORTIS und SNOWPIERCER

Gleich vier neue Filme für die kommenden Fantasy Filmfest Nights 2014 im März wurden verkündet, hierfür natürlich alle samt mit Trailer um sich schon mal einen einen Vorgeschmack des Gezeigten zu holen. Nähere Infos zu den Fantasy Filmfest Nights 2014 erfahrt ihr in unserem anderen Post.

Snowpiercer

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Die Erde in naher Zukunft: Ewiges Eis und Schnee bedecken den einst so grünen Planeten. Kein Leben rührt sich. Nur ein Zug, der einsam durch die verlassene Schneelandschaft fährt, bietet den überlebenden Menschen noch Schutz vor der tödlichen Kälte. Hier haben sie ihre letzte Zuflucht gefunden. Doch die Masse der verbliebenen Menschheit fristet im hinteren Teil des Zuges ein Leben in ewiger Dunkelheit, während vorne die wenigen reichen Passagiere im Luxus schwelgen. Aber die Zeichen stehen auf Veränderung. Eine Revolution steht kurz bevor …

SNOWPIERCER (beruhend auf der Graphic Novel Schneekreuzer von Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand und Jean-Marc Rochette) ist bestes Science-Fiction Kino: mitreißend, klug und visuell beeindruckend.

Kultregisseur Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST) konnte einen großartigen internationalen Cast versammeln. In den Hauptrollen glänzen Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Tilda Swinton (MICHAEL CLAYTON), John Hurt (ALIEN), Ed Harris (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE), Jamie Bell (KING KONG) und Song Kang-ho (THE HOST). – fantasyfilmfest.com

In Fear

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In Jeremy Lovering’s chilling debut, a young couple fights to survive one night-turned-nightmare. Driving to a music festival, Tom and Lucy have plans to stay at a countryside hotel. But with hotel signs leading them in circles and darkness falling, they soon become lost in a maze of country roads…and the target of an unknown tormentor.

Reminiscent of vintage psychological thrillers and bolstered by newcomers Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert in its main roles, IN FEAR plays out in real time and hinges on a claustrophobic, unrelentingly tense visual style. Looking to shed pretense and genuinely scare his actors, Lovering withheld the script and often concealed what was about to happen to the characters. Add a dark forest, and the fear became real.

Though propelled by visceral thrills, the film transcends genre and offers a study in fear itself, creating a cerebral fable in which fear—of the dark, of the unknown, of ourselves—governs our nature, compels our choices, and may well seal Tom and Lucy’s fate. – filmguide.sundance.org

The Returned

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The zombies are stalking again. However, on this occasion humanity has managed to escape the attack thanks to a protein that counteracts the effects and stops some from turning definitively into non-dead. With the epidemic under control, everyone is living in apparent harmony… until the supply of the miracle potion starts to become scarce. Kate, who works at a research center, and her boyfriend Alex, a returned, try to save themselves. A new twist on zombie movies in a film with a touch of road movie. – sitgesfilmfestival.com

Rigor Mortis

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In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.
Reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star who is also separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate which is allegedly a haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

 

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him, and the situation is far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires having a lot of unsettled business begin to rise from the dead… – fantasyfilmfest.com