This spring, Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting head to the backwoods with Honeydew starring Sawyer Spielberg in his feature acting debut. But that’s just the beginning! We’ve also acquired a certain gross-out midnight horror movie that we’ll be revealing as part of a special virtual film festival set to introduce you to Dark Star’s most excellent catalog.
The Hollywood Reporter breaks the news on the completely FREE groundbreaking weekend event taking place next Friday, January 22 through Sunday, January 24, 2021, celebrating Dark Star’s most recent acclaimed international genre offerings.
The lineup will feature selections from Sundance, Fantasia, Nightstream, and Cinepocalypse, including PVT CHAT, Koko-Di Koko-Da, Jumbo, Attack of the Demons, Dirty God, and Climate of the Hunter!
The festival will lead up to an announcement and special one-time-only secret screening of the latest acquisition from Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting’s new collab brand.
The secret screening will be available on the screening portal on Saturday, January 23rd at 6 p.m., and available to stream for 24 hours.
GET TICKETS: Tickets are available for free on a first come, first served basis and can be obtained by RSVPing through ticketing links on darkstarpics.com.
HOW TO WATCH: The films will be screened on Eventive, supporting many different web browsers and with dedicated apps available on Apple TV and Roku devices. The features can also be streamed directly to your television via Chromecast.
As a welcome to 2021 for horror enthusiasts, Dark Star Pictures will screen the following films plus the secret acquisition to be unveiled:
Attack of The Demons
When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three friends must use every skill they have to stave off the demon apocalypse. Official Selection of Cinepocalypse.
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick. Official Selection of Sundance
Climate of The Hunter
Two sisters vie for the affections of a man who may or may not be a vampire. Official Selection of Fantastic Fest & Nightstream.
A young British mother struggles to reclaim her life after a brutal acid attack leaves her severely scarred. Official Selection of Sundance.
A shy woman develops a sexual attraction to an amusement park ride. Official Selection of Sundance.
‘Uncut Gems’ breakout Julia Fox stars as a cam girl whose client becomes fixated on her in this voyeuristic romantic thriller. Official Selection of Fantasia.
Be the first to WATCH the new cult midnight horror film from Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting.
“We’re proud of the genre films we’ve acquired over the past year and are eager to celebrate and re-introduce these to the online film community”, says Dark Star Pictures Creative Director Josh Goldbloom. “In addition, taking advantage of virtual platforms now available to us, we thought we’d have a lil’ fun and give you a taste of the future and our exciting new collaboration with Bloody Disgusting. We’re beyond stoked for you to not just hear, but see our latest surprise acquisition!”
Honeydew is described as an A24 film meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting plan to release the film in theaters March 2021, with a VOD/Digital release and DVD to follow in April. The slasher was written and directed by Devereux Milburn.