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Overlook Film Festival announces first wave of films


It’s been a killer year for the horror genre so far. Whether it be SCREAM or X or Shudder’s handful of originals, there’s been something for every genre fan to sink their teeth into. Now, to make 2022 even better for horror fans, The Overlook Film Festival has announced the first wave of its film and event lineup for this year. The horror-centric festival returns in person from June 2-5, and they’re coming back in a devilishly huge way.

The film’s lineup includes Deadstream directed by Joseph and Vanessa Winter, Gourmet Feed directed by Peter Strickland and featuring Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie, jethica directed by Pete Ohsand Resurrection directed by Andrew Semans and featuring Rebecca Room and Tim Roth. Salum directed by Jean-Luc Herbulot, Observer directed by Chloe Okuno and featuring Maika Monroe, Swallowed directed by Carter Smithand Who invited them? directed by Duncan Birmingham are also presented, the last two of which make their world premiere at the festival. However, the most exciting film to be announced at the festival so far is Scott Derricksonit is black phone, which is based on Joe Hill short story. Derrickson’s return to horror will close the festival and the stars Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davisand James Ranson.

The director is best known for the first strange doctor movie, but his 2012 horror movie Claim is considered one of the scariest movies of all time. Its atmospheric terrors are still as spooky as they were ten years ago. Since The black phone trailers alone, Hawke seems to be giving his most haunting performance yet as a sadistic serial killer, and this abduction tale seems endlessly disturbing. Although the film was screened at many other festivals, such as The black phone was supposed to come out last February before getting a new summer date, it shows that Blumhouse and Universal have a lot of faith in this horror flick. This will most likely be the film’s last appearance at the festival before its theatrical release on June 24.

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Festival co-director Michael Leman said, “2022 has already proven to be an exceptional year in cinema, so it’s only fitting that this is the year we bring the festival back to the big screen.” Other co-director Landon Zakheim added to this by saying, “The genre continues to expand creatively, and The Black Phone is a perfect example of the quality of contemporary horror cinema.” They ended by saying, “It is a testament to the resilience and spirit of this community, the trust of our partners and our team’s dedication to safety, that we are able to raise the dead once more to unleash this spooky carnival for all to participate.”

Apart from the screened films, the festival also offers many fun events. This includes a recording of The Kingcast presented by FANGORIA, The Pumpkin Pie Show presented by Quirk Books and Quintron At The Chamberlain presented by Crescent Canna. However, the most exciting event announced so far is Nosfera2. This is a free screening celebrating the 100th anniversary of the classic vampire film Nosferatus. The movie is famous for being an unofficial version of bram stokerit is Dracula. This screening is presented as an unauthorized new version of the unofficial film made by Dream Video Division.

The Overlook Film Festival takes place June 2-5 at the Prytania Theaters at Canal Place in downtown New Orleans. Tickets go on sale May 10, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery Fund. The rest of the festival lineup will be announced on May 3. While we eagerly wait to find out what other horror films will be shown at the festival, you can visit The Overlook website for more information.


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