Coming soon to Shudder – March 2017 – BARBARA CRAMPTON EXCLUSIVE SHUDDER CURATION

Horror icon Barbara Crampton shares her favourite SHUDDER titles Barbara is one of the most beloved actresses working in the horror genre today appearing in fan favourites and cult classics such as RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND. With new works such as YOU’RE NEXT, WE ARE STILL HERE, BEYOND THE GATES and this month’s SHUDDER exclusive title SUN CHOKE, Barbara has rededicated herself to the genre and currently works as both an actress and producer. Look out for Barbara’s SHUDDER selection coming soon… Full article:...

The film stars iconic horror actress Barbara Crampton.

After screening at horror festivals throughout much of last year, “Sun Choke” has finally been acquired for North American distribution, courtesy of XLrator Media. The company will release the film under their “Macabre” label. “Sun Choke” is written and directed by Ben Cresciman and stars Barbara Crampton and Sarah Hagan. Hagan plays Janie, a young woman struggling to get well after a recent violent psychotic breakdown. Crampton plays her lifelong caregiver, whose strict and bizarre regime might be doing more harm than good. Janie’s mental health threatens to deteriorate again when she grows an unhealthy obsession with a young woman (Sarah Malakul Lane), which brings the three women together in a twisted battle for control. “‘Sun Choke’ is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ that will leave audiences emotionally shaken and questioning the line between reality and nightmare,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “It’s an impressive, assured work that marks Ben Cresciman as an important filmmaker to watch.” Full article:...

XLrator Media Acquires Thriller Pic ‘Sun Choke’

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to Sun Choke, a thriller written and directed by Ben Cresciman. A summer release is planned on the company’s Macabre genre label. The pic centers on a woman (Sarah Hagan) just recovering from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker, Irma (Barbara Crampton). She begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman, Savannah (Sarah Malakul Lane). Georg Kallert, Rob Schroeder and Peter J. Nieves of Lodger Films, Wandie Kabule, Leigh Jones and Ian Keiser are producers. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with BoulderLight Pictures’ Raphael Margules and JD Lifshitz on behalf of the filmmakers. Full article:...

XLrator Media Acquires Fright Festival Favorite “SUN CHOKE”

After a solid debut at the Stanley Film Festival in 2015, SUN CHOKE was a film to watch as it traversed the festival scene throughout 2015. Alas, the film didn’t quite catch fire with distributors immediately as some terror titles, with the film making FANGO’s Top 10 potential 2016 releases not long ago. However, that has all changed today asDeadline confirms that FANGO friend XLrator Media has acquired distribution rights to the psychological slow-burn thriller. Directed by first-time feature helmer Ben Cresciman, XLrator Media is reportedly set to release SUN CHOKE via their “Macabre” label this summer. The film revolves around a troubled young woman whose experimental therapy goes awry, and stars Sarah Hagan (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), Sara Malakul Lane (SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE) and Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR). You can check out the trailer for the film below, and stay tuned here for more on SUN CHOKE! Full article:...

XLrator Acquires Psychological Thriller ‘Sun Choke’

After having its World Premiere at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival last year, XLrator Media acquired Sun Choke (read our review), which stars “Freaks and Geeks” fav Sarah Hagan, You’re Next‘s Barbara Crampton and Sara Malakul Lane. Ben Cresciman directs this psychological thriller that will release this summer under XLrator’s Macabre label. “Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an obsession with a stranger, Janie’s buried demons begin to surface.“ Check out the Sun Choke festival trailer and art below… Full article:...