UK Release Schedule: January – March 2022

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FRIGHT…
 The Last Thing Mary Saw 
 Starring:
Rory Culkin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stephanie Scott 
Winter, 1843. A young woman is under investigation following the mysterious death of her family’s matriarch. Her recollection of the events sheds new light on the ageless forces behind the tragedy. 
Release Date: The Last Thing Mary Saw will stream on Shudder from 20th January 
 Shepherd 
 Starring:
Tom Hughes, Kate Dickie, Gaia Weiss & Greta Scacchi 
Eric Black is lost after the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. Running from his past to a new job as a Shepherd, he becomes trapped alone on a majestic, weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One man’s spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXUUOi4Y4ZI  
Release Date: Shepherd will be available on Blu-ray & Digital Download in February 
THRILL…
 HOME 
 Starring:
Jake McLaughlin, Kathy Bates & Aisling Franciosi 
When a 40-year-old man returns home from prison, he must confront the demons of his past. The directorial debut from Franka Potente, starring Academy Award Winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Richard Jewell), Jake McLaughlin (Warrior, Savages) and Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, The Fall). 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_RnoLT7QPg 
Release Date: Home will be available on Digital Download from 24th January 
HELP 
 Starring:
Louis James, Emily Redpath, Sarah Alexandra Marks & Duncan James 
 Help follows Grace, who after a painful break up visits her friend Liv who is living in the idyllic English countryside with her boyfriend Edward and his dog Polly. The trio start the weekend in high spirits but dark revelations soon cascade the weekend into chaos. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSXweKXQLs  
Release Date: Help will have limited screenings on 15th February 
DRAMA…
 American Night 
Starring:
 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emile Hirsch, Paz Vega, Jeremy Piven & Michael Madsen
A neo-noir set in New York City’s corrupt contemporary art world where the art dealer John Kaplan and the ruthless head of New York’s mafia, Michael Rubino, fight for money, art, power and love. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR0kFifm-sg
Release Date: American Night will be available on Digital Download from 7th February 
Hip Beat 
Starring:
Samuel Kay Forrest, Marie Celine Yildirim, and Judy LaDivina
Angy is a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijhFQyGKE-w
Release Date: Hip Beat will be coming to Digital Download Q1 
 Master Cheng 
Starring:
 Pak Hon Chu, Anna-Maija Tuokko & Lucas Hsuan
When a mysterious stranger arrives at a small café in a remote Finnish village, accompanied by his son, he is looking for something – or somebody – but nobody can understand what. Unable to speak the language, he manages a few words in English with the locals, but all in vain. Taking pity on him, the owner, Sirkka, finds a place where he and his young son can stay, but it is only when he volunteers his services as a cook that the real transformation begins, and it is one that will have a profound effect on the entire village. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDsRqK9p9yI 
Release Date: Master Cheng will be in UK cinemas from 11th March 
 1944: Hitler’s Secret Weapon 
Starring:
 Yaroslav Kucherenko, Anton Karlinsky, Lilia Ostapovich, Pavel Aldoshin
 The gripping true story of Leonid Berenshtein – the commander of a partisan battalion in World War II – who located the secret facility where the Nazis were developing their last hope for victory. 
Trailer: https://youtu.be/3phkuWEsAZA 
Release Date: 1944: Hitler’s Secret Weapon will be available On Demand & DVD from February 7. 
 A Long Walk 
An old Laotian man discovers that he can travel back in time and speak with the dead.
Release Date: A Long Walk will be available On Demand from February 28 
SMILE…
 In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand  
Starring:
 Makis Papadimitriou, Michalis Sarantis, Anna Kalaitzidou
An award-winning and hilarious road movie, loaded with an amazing and eclectic soundtrack. ‘In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand’ is a feel-good, touching and very original story, that stays with you long after watching.
A hit on the international festival circuit and in its native Greece, where it’s still enjoying a long and successful theatrical run.
 
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/613538835 
Release Date: In The Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand will be available on Digital Download in January – date TBC 
 Sideshow  
Starring:
 Les Dennis, Anthony Head, April Pearson
When two inept criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtM6F-fCqI 
Release Date: Sideshow will be in UK Cinemas Q1! 
 Bite Me 
Starring:
Christian Coulson, Annie Golden, Naomi Grossman, Naomi McDougall Jones
Bite Me is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTYfjIWOUbI  
Release Date: Bite Me will be coming to Digital Download 8th February 
LEARN…
 Caught In The Net 
 Documentary exploring the world of online sexual abuse of children succeed in turning an experiment into an act of social intervention. 
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMJ95a6tAjg 
Release Date: Caught In The Net will be available on Digital Download from 7th February 
EVENT…
 Measured
Measured is a witty and moving new play examining the hidden consequences of an eating disorder for the sufferer and those who love them. Exposing the emotional turmoil of the illness without glamorising its dangers, Measured questions how effective recovery can be in a society that still wants women to be as ‘little’ as possible.
Release Date: Measured will be coming to the The Hope Theatre Q1 

Jinga Films launch horror distribution, Danse Macabre

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Jinga Films are delighted to announce the launch of their new distribution arm, Danse Macabre. Under the Jinga umbrella, Danse Macabre will be focused on the distribution of horror films in the English speaking territories, UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Danse Macabre will also act as a horror sales sub-label within Jinga Films whilst Jinga itself expands to include a wider range of genres, including arthouse.
Much like Jinga Films, Danse Macabre is co-owned by Julian Richards and Rosana Coutinho. Julian was thrilled to confirm the news. “Danse Macabre will be the home for horror, run by horror fans for horror fans. We travel the world, select the best films and will bring them to our audience in a terrific package. 

Jinga has established a reputation for outstanding horror films from across the globe including The Last Horror Movie, Rabies, A Serbian Film, The House At The End Of Time, The Canal, Our Evil and Still/Born. Danse Macabre will continue that tradition but as a distributor in the UK, US and Australia. Taking our inspiration from former UK label Tartan Films, we will offer genre fans a selection of exotic titles that might never find distribution in the mainstream market, whilst also releasing mainstream titles theatrically and through supermarkets.”


Marketing & communications agency, Strike Media, will be working with Danse Macabre across their titles. 
Danse Macabre will be distributing five titles across 2020. Both Antrum (26th Oct) & The Ringmaster (16th Nov) will have theatrical releases alongside their home entertainment release. Gags the Clown (5th Oct), Purgatory Road (2nd Nov) and All The Creatures Were Stirring (23rd Nov) will be released across DVD & Digital.

Danse Macabre are currently planning their 2021 slate and have confirmed the release of Tomaz Gorkic’s award winning vampire horror THE CURSE OF VALBURGA, Megan Freels Johnston’s black comedy slasher THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, Tini Tullman’s psychological thriller FREDDY/EDDY which premiered at FrightFest, Justin Reisbuller’s New York set slasher CENTRAL PARK, Mark Sheridan’s folk horror CRONE WOOD, RP Kahl’s erotic thriller ECSTASY starring Deborah Kara Ungar, Severin Eskelands controversial psychological horror LUST and SHIVER, the psychological horror starring John Jarratt, Danielle Harris, Casper Van Dien and directed by Jinga Films & Danse Macabre’s own Julian Richards.