Devilworks Unveils Their 2017 Horror Slate – Art And Trailers For 6 Films

January 25, 2017

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Devilworks has unveiled their upcoming 2017 genre slate, filled with highly-anticipated horror films. Check it out.


From the Press Release:

January 23rd 2017 – Devilworks, a leader in genre film sales, drop new stills, artwork & trailers from their Genre slate, which the company shall bring to the European Film Market (EFM) February 9 to 17, 2017. Boasting a robust slate of unique voices and fresh talent in genre filmmaking, the company’s lineup includes INCONTROL, THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, CUT SHOOT KILL, POPULATION ZERO, PEELERS, and STILL ALIVE.
INCONTROL is directed by Kurtis David Harder (CODY FITZ) and stars Levi Meaden (PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM, AFTERMATH, THE KILLING) and Rory J. Saper (THE LEGNED OF TARZAN). The film follows a group of university students who discover a device that allows them to take control of others, and experience the world through someone else. As they push the machine’s abilities to its limits, they begin to question the device itself.

CUT SHOOT KILL by director Michael Walker (PRICE CHECK, CHASING SLEEP, THE MAID’S ROOM) stars Alexandra Socha (RED OAKS, EMOTICON) and Phil Burke (HELL ON WHEELS, BILLY & BILLIE). Serena Brooks (Socha), an ambitious young actress, signs on as the star of a horror film with a crew of backwoods filmmakers that have worked together for years. When the cast starts disappearing, Serena has to become her character if she wants to survive.

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY is the feature debut by Balazs Juszt and is inspired by the existentialist novel of the same name by G.K. Chesterton (1908). The film is a metaphysical thriller chronicling one Father Smith’s Faustian descent into the Roman underworld and stars François Arnaud, known for his work in THE BORGIAS, BLINDSPOT and Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; and Ana Ularu who currently stars in NBC’s EMERALD CITY, fantasy television series based on the Land of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum.


PEELERS by editor/director Sevé Schelenz (SKEW) follows Blue Jean (played by Wren Walker), a small town strip club owner who must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent zombies show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose. The film recently screened at Sitges 2016.



POPULATION ZERO had its International Premiere at Frightfest in London and will be released in the Spring by ICON in the UK. The film is co-directed by award-winning Canadian documentarian Julian T. Pinder (JESUS TOWN USA, LAND) and Adam Levins (ESTRANGED) is a docu-thriller that follows a quest for answers. In April 2009, three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities Never Found the Murderer. He Found Them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation.



STILL ALIVE (previously titled ‘Paralytic’) directed by Joey Johnson (SHADOWED) was picked up by Devilworks at AFM 2016. The film tells the story of a famed contract hit man who takes vengeance on a powerful drug cartel, following the murder of his lover. He is tracked down and forced to endure the most agonizing of deaths; resulting in a mysterious puzzle that a small town sheriff must solve in order to stop untold horrors.


We are very excited to bring such a strong slate of films to EFM,” said Samantha Richardson. “Genre filmmaking is an ever-growing industry and these unique stories are guaranteed to impress distributors searching for fresh voices in cinema.”


About Devilworks
Devilworks is a boutique World Film Sales Agent, representing films that challenge the preconceptions of genre and creating a new way of storytelling.

Devilworks specializes in entertaining films, ranging from Action, Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller and cutting edge Documentaries, bringing their passion of unexpected stories to the world market. Working closely with producers, Devilworks connect unique stories with the demanding business of film distribution.

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