The folks behind After Dark Films are on quite a roll, aren't they? First, their 8 Films to Die For was one of the biggest horror success stories of the last decade. Then they launched After Dark Originals, which gave us another wave of successful indie thrillers. Now they're back with After Dark Originals 2, the first film of which has just been announced. After the jump, get the lowdown and check out the full poster art for Dark Circles.
Here's the press release and synopsis we just received for After Dark Originals 2's Dark Circles...
With the success of the After Dark Films Horrorfest "8 Films To Die For" brand, and the unanimous success of the first installment of After Dark Originals (ADO), ADF, in conjunction with Lionsgate and IM Global, is proud to announce that they will be bringing another set of 8 terrorizing films to theaters in 2012 -- After Dark Originals 2 (ADO2). www.afterdarkoriginals.com
"We're very proud of this new line of horror films and DARK CIRCLES is the perfect film to set the tone for our 'newest brand of fear'."
-Courtney Solomon, CEO of After Dark Films
After Dark Films kicks off After Dark Originals 2 with its first chilling feature of the new series that will send shivers down your spine. DARK CIRCLES, written and directed by Writer-Director Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard infamy, the team behind CLUB DREAD, SUPER TROOPERS and BEERFEST) and starring Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do), will have its blood-curdling theatrical release in 2012.
"Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent of birth control."
-Paul Soter, Writer/Director of Dark Circles
When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.
After Dark Films has made yet another unprecedented commitment to the production of eight original horror films this year under the After Dark Originals "A New Brand of Fear" label, continuing the Company's mantra of supporting first time independent film writers and directors. The creation of the second AD Originals slate is just another example of the Company's commitment to the Indie film industry.
Continuing the success of After Dark Originals, the second installment will uphold the tradition of giving After Dark fans the scare they crave. The ADO 2 slate will make the genre proud, with supernatural demons, psychological killers, gruesome mysteries, and even a sci-fi sector fully equipped with aliens and a killer leprechaun. Beware horror fans, After Dark Films is giving the fans exactly the type of horror movies they asked for! Come and see for yourselves. We dare you...