Some of you may remember a review I did awhile ago for Jason Figgis’ flick RAILWAY CHILDREN. Well its got a new name and coming to DVD in the US. Check out the press release below. It’s gotten some pretty good praise.
Children of a Darker Dawn (formerly titled Railway Children) DVD and Digital Release scheduled for North America on December 17th.
Teen Sci-Fi/Horror title from October Eleven Pictures will be distributed on DVD and all digital platforms in North America by MVD Visual Entertainment.
Children of a Darker Dawn is the first of an edgy series of features exploring the darkest corners of the Emerald Isle. The Collection is being launched for sale on all platforms worldwide by Los Angeles-based Pop Twist Entertainment.
Described by Zombiehamster.com as “A Stunning Mixture of Cormac McCarthy’s ”The Road” and ”Lord of the Flies”, Children of A Darker Dawn is a teen Sci-Fi/Horror thriller that envisions a post-apocalyptic world without adults. Named one of the Top 20 Darkest Arts of 2012 by US reviewer, The Conduit Speaks, it was nominated for Best Independent Feature Film and Best Director in the UK’s Blood Guts Film Awards.
The film is written, produced and directed by Irish Film and Television Award nominated director Jason Figgis . Among October Eleven Pictures’ earlier films, Figgis’s acclaimed occult documentary The Twilight Hour was sold for broadcast by Pop Twist Entertainment into 100 territories worldwide, and aired as part of an acclaimed art series on RTÉ Network 2 in Ireland.
In Children of a Darker Dawn, a virus has decimated the adult population, driving parents insane and then into death. Small children and teens are left to watch the horror unfold, and then to fend for themselves. Sisters Evie (Catherine Wrigglesworth) and Fran (Emily Forster) travel from town to town, foraging for food and carrying memories of their mother (Jennifer Graham). Finding overnight shelter in a derelict building, they are awoken by shouts… and a battle between the newcomers and a teen commune with a dark past of its own begins. The tense atmosphere explodes into violence and bloodshed. Teen romances, sexual jealousies, and sadistic cliques inflame a grisly struggle for food. It’s the road to a grim new civilization.
Pop Twist president Doug Zwick will be looking for further international release partners at AFM this month.
Some review quotes :
THE CONDUIT SPEAKS
HORROR CULT FILMS
TOP 20 DARKEST ART OF 2012 THE CONDUIT SPEAKS
2012 BLOOD GUTS FILM AWARDS NOMINEES – BEST INDY FEATURE FILM
ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL FILMS
OF RECENT YEARS ALMAS OSCURAS
A STUNNING MIXTURE OF CORMAC McCARTHY’S
”THE ROAD” AND ”LORD OF THE FLIES” ZOMBIE HAMSTER
A NEW AND EXCITING VOICE IN
EUROPEAN HORROR CINEMA
GILL & ROSCOE’S BODACIOUS HORROR PODCAST
PUNCH TO THE GUT SLASHERS, STARLETS & SLEAZE
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED POST-APOCALYPTIC
HORROR SHOW ZOMBIE HAMSTER
UNNERVINGLY BALANCED VISUAL AND
THEMATIC BEAUTY AND HORROR THE CONDUIT SPEAKS
FANTASTIC. DARK AND GRITTY.
A REMARKABLE FILM HORROR CULT FILMS
A WORK OF PERSONAL REFLECTION AND
THE GREATEST SHOW UNEARTHED
DARK, TRAGIC AND FULL
OF UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS RAVENOUS MONSTER
HORRIFIC. A GUT-WRENCHER REVOLUTION – SF
A GEM OF A MOVIE HORROR PALACE
BRILLIANTLY DISTURBING BLOOD GUTS
DRIPPING WITH MELANCHOLY ALL THINGS HORROR
EXPLORES THE NATURE AND MENTAL
BALANCE OF THE KIDS IN SUCH A PROFOUND WAY HORROR UNLIMITED
A DESOLATE POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD HORROR BUG
UNEXPECTEDLY FRESH FOR A MODERN HORROR REFLECTIONS
CANNOT BE FORGOTTEN.
CANNOT BE MISSED THE IMPALER SPEAKS
GRIPPING AND EMOTIONAL WITH
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES THE LAIR OF FILTH
A MODERN DOOMSDAY VERSION OF
”LORD OF THE FLIES”
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
THIS FILM HAS CULT SMASH WRITTEN ALL OVER IT WE LOVE SCI-FI
BEAUTIFUL. BRILLIANT. TERRIFYING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
8/10 FOR ORIGINALITY TOM H’S BLOG OF HORROR
THE DEPTH OF STORY FIGGIS TELLS IS
WHOLLY REMARKABLE. A PRETTY DEVASTATING
SPIRAL INTO DARKNESS THE CONDUIT SPEAKS
DARK, SCARY & BLACKLY FUNNY CINE IRELAND
THIS FILM GETS IN YOUR HEAD HORROR PALACE
WRIGGLESWORTH AND FORSTER SHINE
AS THE SISTERS ALL THINGS HORROR
CHALLENGING AND REFRESHING THE MOVIE MONSTER