After Dark adds ‘Crazy,’ ‘Dead’ to Horrorfest


NEW YORK -- After Dark Films completed its demented Horrorfest lineup by acquiring all North American rights to the supernatural thriller "Crazy Eights" and the psycho killer flick "Lake Dead."

James K. Jones' "Crazy Eights," starring Frank Whaley and Traci Lords, follows six friends who reunite after two decades at a childhood friend's funeral. They dig up a time capsule and discover the remains of a child from their past. Jones, Dan DeLuca, John Kaila and Patrick Moses produced the project, which also stars Dina Meyer, Gabrielle Anwar, George Newbern and DeLuca.

George Bessudo's "Dead" follows three sisters who journey to their late grandfather's cabin in hopes of getting his inheritance. Unfortunately, a band of butchers has decided to sublet the place before they arrive. Edwin Craig, Pat McNeely and James C. Burns star in the film, which was produced by Todd Chamberlain, Hector Echavarria, Jason Hice and Mike Karkeh.

The Horrorfest "8 Films to Die For" lineup is rounded out by "Borderland," "The Deaths of Ian Stone," "Mulberry Street," "Nightmare Man," "Tooth and Nail" and "Unearthed." The features hit more than 300 screens nationwide from Nov. 9-18.

As a series promo, Countess Bathory, Mistress Malice, Nixon Suicide and Sweet Dead Sarah will compete to be the "Queen of Scream" in the After Dark Horrorfest 2007 Miss Horrorfest Competition. The event, sponsored by, will take place on Halloween night in New York.