The Rift will also have a DVD release date of December 12th.
Produced by Milan Todorovic and Marko Jocic, The Rift stars Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Katarina Kas (The Wolf Of Wall Street) as CIA agents sent to explore the aftermath of a Us space craft which has crashed in Serbia. In a derelict building they discover an astronaut who holds the secret to the ill fated mission and is the carrier of a mysterious virus which threatens mankind by bringing the dead back from the grave.
Billed as Serbia’s first ever sci-fi film, The Rift comes from the writing team of Barry Keating and Milan Konjevic, both of whom previously penned Killer Mermaids and Apocalypse of the Dead – which also starred zombie-killing legend Ken Foree.
Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-dvd Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the Dead), returns to the horror genre with Killer Mermaids, which follows two friends Kelly (Klebe) and Lucy (Burn) who travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend.
While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island. As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island. Awaking the mythical terror, dawn may never come for the two girls who realise they
Cast: Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn and Dragan Micanovic
Running Time: 94 min
There is a perfectly good reason why film reviews exist folks, and that is to fish out golden works of filmmaking. Like fishing, you do tend to find bits of trash like empty tins and bottles. Killer Mermaids is certainly that kind of film title (c’mon, mermaids that kill!) that hooks your attention, but turns out to be a disappointing find.
It shouldn’t be ignored that this is actually part of film history, as it is Serbia’s first-ever creature feature to be made. Director Milan Todorovic also made the first Serbian zombie film, Zone of the Dead in 2009, which did not get good reviews at the time of its release. Not the best start for Serbian film, but its an achievement nonetheless – a starting point to get better…then they made Killer Mermaids!
Korea’s More In Group has launched sales on South Korea-Serbia-Slovenia co-production The Rift at Filmart.
Award-winning Serbian director Dejan Zecevic, whose latest feature was The Enemy, a horror film set in the aftermath of the Bosnian civil war, is currently in production with the sci-fi thriller.
The Rift stars American actor Ken Foree, who was in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Knightriders as well as the Robert Pattinson starrer Water for Elephants; Slovenian actress Katarina Cas, who was in The Wolf of Wall Street and Danny Collins; Swedish veteran Bo Svenson (The Great Waldo Pepper, Kill Bill, Vol. 2) and Serbian star Dragan Micanovic (Bad Company, Coriolanus).
In the film, a Nasa space shuttle crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of Us and Serbian agents are sent to investigate and secure the remains of the shuttle’s lone passenger
Written by: Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic
Directed by: Milan Todorovic
Cast: Kristina Klebe (Kelly), Franco Nero (Niko), Natalie Burn (Lucy), Dragan Micanovic (Boban), Slobodan Stefanovic (Alex), Miodrag Krstovic (The Guardian), Sofija Rajovic (Yasmine)
As you can see from the very challenging names to spell in the cast, this film has an international flair. Some scenes were filmed in Montenegro and some in Serbia. As of this writing, this film is streaming on Netflix under the title “Killer Mermaid”. I tend to gravitate more towards “Nymph”, the films’ original title. It leaves a little more mystique and still lets the film hold on to that exotic flair I eluded to earlier.
If anyone remembers “She Creature”, it involved a killer mermaid as well. That’s the only other film that I know of that can be compared to this one. I liked it a lot,
Directed by Milan Todorovic, the film stars Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Franco Nero (Django), Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3) and Dragan Micanovic (Layer Cake), and centres on a group of friends who find themselves hunted by the titular killer mermaids on a remote island. Here’s the trailer, followed by the official synopsis…
Friends Kelly (Kristina Klebe) and Lucy (Natalie Burn) travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend. While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island.
As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island.
The Silent Witness team tackle the Russian mafia in the conclusion of their latest two-part investigation.
A woman is found dead in Maksim Bazhanov (Dragan Micanovic)'s apartment, with Nikki (Emilia Fox) and Jack (David Caves) trying to solve the mystery of the murder and find the missing Russian.
Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction - Channel 5, 9pm
It's been the most explosive series of CBB yet, but following Perez's staged walkout, who will be the next celeb to leave the house for real?
As ever, Emma Willis will be hosting and on hand to chat with the latest evictee - and Perez will be told what the viewers have decided to do with him as he returns to the house. Does eternal nomination or a free pass to the final await the divisive showbiz blogger?
The 100 - E4, 9pm
In tonight's instalment of the sci-fi series,
Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!
This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.
All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.
Here's the full list of goodies:
Main Screens (5, 6, 7)
Thursday Aug 21
Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)
Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins.
Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.
From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show
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The dead have risen and they need ‘Brains!’ Dan O’Bannon’s cult splatterfest is one of the definitive zombie movies and one of the classic horrors of the 80′s. Blundering medical supplies warehouse workers Frank and his young trainee Freddy unwittingly set off a mysterious U.S. military chemical that brings the dead back to life.
Continue reading: Contest: Coriolanus (2011) DVD: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler
Based on the Shakespearean tragedy, the film centers on Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' Ralph Fiennes, a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.
Coriolanus comes to theaters December 2nd, 2011 and stars Gerard Butler,
This movie trailer has new footage that was not in the previously released in the Coriolanus (2011) UK Movie Trailer. This looks like a wonderful piece of work and I am looking forward to watching it.
Regarding the look of the film, Ralph Fiennes
recruited director of photography Barry Ackroyd and camera operator Oliver Driscoll (The Hurt Locker, Green Zone) in order to visually realize Shakespeare’s Coriolanus as a gritty modern-day tale of war.
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Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.
Coriolanus comes to theaters December 2nd,
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