DARLING will hit theaters tonight in NYC and Toronto! Darling will expand to 16 other cities/VOD/online platforms starting April 8th. Join us after the Village East screening in NYC for a Q&A with Lauren Ashley Carter, Brian Morvant and Larry Fessenden. Visit DarlingMovie.com for the full theater list and tickets.
Tuesday night the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted Fessenden and the Glass Eye Pix crew for a double screening of THE LAST WINTER and the NYC premiere of Mickey Keating’s DARLING.
Attention NYC Fans: Tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part of their horror program Scary Movies 9, there are two screenings of GEP Films… something old, and something new.
THE LAST WINTER (2006)
dir. Larry Fessenden
w/ Fessenden, James LeGros, and Ron Perlman in attendance
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And make it a double feature with the NYC premiere of…
dir. Mickey Keating
w/ Fessenden, Mickey Keating, Lauren Ashley Carter and Brian Morvant in attendance
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Fantastic Fest just wrapped up, and the reviews have been pouring in for the Mickey Keating-directed GEP Psychothriller DARLING. Starring Lauren Ashley Carter and featuring Fessenden (who also starred in the Fantastic Fest flicks THE MIND’S EYE and SOUTHBOUND), the movie centers on Carter as a young woman tasked with looking after a mysterious old home.
Here’s what the reviews are saying:
A shocking, hallucinatory and masterful film, DARLING doesn’t just happen in front of you, it pulls you into the story of a woman who takes on the job of looking after a mansion-like home that may or may not be haunted, and throws you into her complete descent into absolute madness.
Shot entirely in black and white, the film is simply gorgeous to look at. The empty streets of New York City and lonely hallways of the house look even more desolate without color. It was a bold decision, but it pays off in spades.
On only his third film, Keating has already established an instantly recognizable style. Call them Keating Beats: Whether it’s strobe-speed edit, a sound mix that will deliberately challenge the listener, or simply the decision to shoot in stark black and white, they constantly throw the audience off guard.
Also, it is not often that the sound design of a film stands out from all of the other elements, but in this film the complexity of the sound design sets itself apart from other films. The balance between what is real and what is not real, a strong score and jarring metal song to shake loose the audience expectations, is not an easy one. The sound in Darling totally nails the many levels or reality in DARLING.
Carter puts in a devestatingly memorable performance, but the real star of the film is Mickey Keating’s stark, stylish direction.
To round out the festivities, Writer/Director Mickey Keating boxed THE MIND’S EYE Director Joe Begos in the ring, and DARLING was picked up for worldwide distribution rights by Screen Media Films.
Screen Media Films has picked up worldwide acquisition rights for the Mickey Keating-directed GEP flick, DARLING. From the Indiewire News Release:
After a weekend of negotiations following its Fantastic Fest premiere on Friday night, Screen Media Films has landed worldwide acquisition rights to Mickey Keating’s “Darling,” starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Brian Morvant.
“Darling” stars Carter as a young woman who goes crazy after taking a caretaker job at an ancient home in New York.
“Very few movies can make me incredibly uncomfortable while fascinating me,” said Seth Needle, Director of Worldwide Acquisitions, Screen Media Films. “Mickey Keating’s terrific film does just that, while paying homage to some of my absolute favorite genre films. I couldn’t be happier to be involved with distributing this one.”
“‘Darling’ is a love letter to those chilling, old-school horror films that get under your skin and stay there,” added Keating. “I’m thrilled and honored to be teaming up with Screen Media to cause some serious nightmares for audiences around the globe.”
The deal was negotiated by Needle at Screen Media, with Bill Straus of newly formed Bridge Independent on behalf of the filmmakers. Screen Media Films will release the film in theaters in early 2016.
Fangoria’s got a brand new poster for Mickey Keating’s DARLING, which Fangoria describes as:
Written and directed by Mickey Keating, whose POD just saw release (see story here), DARLING stars JUG FACE’s Lauren Ashley Carter as a young woman who takes a job as a caretaker in a mysterious Manhattan mansion, where the last person to have the job committed suicide and her own sanity begins to crumble. The cast also includes Brian Morvant, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos and Helen Rogers, and the film was produced by Fessenden, Jenn Wexler, Sean Fowler, Keating and Carter.
For the full post and an exclusive image, head to Fangoria.
EW has a brand new trailer for the Mickey Keating directed POD, starring Dean Cates, Lauren Ashley Carter, and Brian Morvant, featuring Fessenden.
Where would the horror genre be without creepy woods and basements? We don’t know—and, fortunately, it’s not something we have to worry about.
That brings us to the creepy woods-and-basement-featuring trailer for the new, SXSW-screened horror movie, Pod. Written and directed by Mickey Keating, the film stars Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter as siblings whose veteran brother, played by Brian Morvant, believes he has a secured a sinister being of some sort in the basement of their family’s remote lakehouse in Maine.
The film also features the always watchable indie-horror nabob Larry Fessenden and will be released to select theaters and on VOD, Aug. 28.