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Frightfan.TV Highlights June 2020

The Dawn

Director(s): Brandon Slagle
Cast: Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash, Ryan Kiser
Release Date: 2 June 2020

The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her veteran father, Rose is sent to live in a secluded covent in the North Eastern United States. In a series of shocking confessions, Rose reveals she’s being plagued by demonic voices imploring her to ‘kill’. With each passing day her visions gain strength and soon they threaten to shake the Church to its very foundations.

Patients of a Saint (aka Inmate Zero)

Director(s): Russell Owen
Cast: Jess Chanliau, Philip McGinley, Christopher Dunne, Jessie Williams
Release Date: 2 June 2020

When medical trials are pushed to their limits, the most extreme tests end up on St. Leonards Island in the north Atlantic – a re-purposed prison for some of the world’s most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire island becomes a terrifying, disease riddled maze for desperate survivors.

The Ascent

Director(s): Tom Paton
Cast: Rachel Warren, Simon Meacock, Bentley Kalu, Samantha Schnitzler
Release Date: 5 June 2020

Blending sci-fi, action and horror, complete with bone-crunching fight sequences, time travel and existential dread, The Ascent follows a black ops team who find themselves trapped in a terrifying never-ending stairwell. Forced to climb or die, the group soon come face to face with their past sins in a desperate fight for survival.

Nails

Director(s): Dennis Bartok
Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall
Release Date: 9 June 2020

Recovering after a terrible accident, Dana is exposed to a dark and malevolent spirit within her hospital room, a terrifying presence called Nails who is intent on her destruction. Paralysed and imprisoned in her own body, Dana must find a way to convince her family that Nails is real before he succeeds in destroying her and everyone who stands in his way.

The Harvesting

Director(s): Ivan Kraljevic
Cast: Elena Caruso, Chris Conner
Release Date: 9 June 2020

To escape their marital problems, a young family travels from the city to spend the summer in Amish Country where a malevolent presence grips them. They soon discover that they were brought there for a reason and they must break free before the demonic hold consumes them.

Viral

Director(s): Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Cast: Sofia Black-D’Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope
Release Date: 12 June 2020

Emma and her sister Stacey are normal teenagers in a small town, when a mysterious infection begins to spread. With the town quarantined, and their parents stuck on the other side of the barrier, the girls have a blast eating junk food and sneaking out to go to parties. But when the disease starts to infect people they know, the girls, together with their neighbor Evan (Emma’s secret crush), barricade themselves into their home. But it may already be too late, as the infection is already in their midst, and Emma will be faced with a choice: protect her sister or survive the virus.

We Are Still Here

Director(s): Ted Geoghegan
Cast: Andrew Sensenig, Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden
Release Date: 12 June 2020

A couple find themselves haunted after they move to a rural town that harbors a horrifying secret.

Shark Night

Director(s): David R. Ellis
Cast: Chris Carmack, Dustin Milligan, Sara Paxton
Release Date: 16 June 2020

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Lord of Tears

Director(s): Lawrie Brewster
Cast: David Schofield, Alexandra Hulme, Euan Douglas
Release Date: 16 June 2020

When a school teacher is plagued by recurring nightmares of a mysterious entity, he travels to his childhood home because suspects a link to a dark incident in his past.

Maggie

Director(s): Henry Hobson
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Release Date: 19 June 2020

After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade’s friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister’s house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to take an ultimate decision is closer.

The Windmill Massacre

Director(s): Nick Jongerius
Cast: Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Charlotte Beaumont
Release Date: 19 June 2020

Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach of tourists on a tour of Holland’s world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down, she is forced to seek shelter in a disused shed bedside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common – a shared secret that marks them all for doom.

The Voices

Director(s): Wesley Alley, Bradley Fowler
Cast: Amanda Markowitz, Victoria Matlock, Lin Shaye
Release Date: 23 June 2020

Angry and upset after a sudden breakup with her fiancé, Grace Crawford seeks sanctuary at the remote home of her estranged older sister, Catherine.

Hoping to rekindle their once-strong relationship and find solace for her problems, Grace is disturbed to realise that her sister has been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia for the past seven years, much like their late mother, who tragically took her own life.

Whilst coming to terms with this realisation, Grace uncovers a horrifying family secret; one that has her struggling to maintain her sanity and will require drastic measures to save her family from further harm.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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