After Dark set for January

Fest lineup includes 'From Within,' 'Slaughter'

The third edition of After Dark Horrorfest, dubbed "8 Films to Die For," will take place in theaters nationwide on Jan. 2-9, After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon announced Wednesday.

After Dark first put together a weeklong package of horror films in 2006, grossing more than $2.5 million.

The latest addition to its 2008 lineup is Phedon Papamichael's "From Within," starring Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen, Adam Goldberg and Rumer Willis. The film, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, is set in a small community hit by a rash of suicides.

After Dark Films has produced three of the films that will be featured in the Horrorfest: Stewart Hopewell's "Slaughter," Craig Singer's "Perkins 14" and Seth Grossman's "The Butterfly Effect: Revelation."

Sean Ellis' psychological thriller "The Broken" has also been selected.

The remaining three films will be announced shortly.

In conjunction with YouTube, After Darkwill also renew its search for the next great queen of scream -- Miss Horrorfest III, the official spokesperson of Horrorfest. Contestants can submit 90-second videos on YouTube and participate in live auditions to be held Oct. 7 in New York and Oct. 9 in Los Angeles.