Bolstered by a tight and supportive genre community, Cinepocalypse is establishing itself as a key Summertime stop on the genre and fantastic film circuit here in North America.
Coming off of a successful rookie year they are already headed in the right direction for their sophomore effort. Yesterday they announced that Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill will be the co-presidents of the feature film jury at this year's festival.
Cinepocalypse also announced the first film to be included in this year's lineup, Michael Winnick's Malicious, starring Bojana Novakovic, Josh Stewart and Delroy Lindo.
Cinepocalypse graces the halls of The Music Box Theatre in Chicago and runs the last week in June, from the 21st to the 28th. We will keep you up to speed on film lineups and other news as it happens.
The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce DOCTOR STRANGE director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of the 2018 Cinepocalypse Feature Film Jury. The Chicago-based genre film festival, which which will take place June 21 - 28 at the historic Music Box Theatre, celebrates its triumphant second year with even more films, guests, and events.
The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, Cinepocalypse’s organizers are also very proud to announce their first title - the World Premiere of Michael Winnick's MALICIOUS. In the film, a housewarming gift from hell terrorizes a young pregnant couple when a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its morbid intentions is unleashed from a cursed antique box. It stars Josh Stewart (The Collector) and Bojana Novakovic (Beyond Skyline), and is produced by Shaun Redick, the Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning cultural phenomenon Get Out.
Says Cinepocalypse founder Josh Goldbloom, ““From SINISTER to DOCTOR STRANGE, both Derrickson and Cargill exemplify everything we love about genre filmmaking. Their rise to success is no small feat, and that they share in our enthusiasm to help showcase the best up-and-coming independent efforts makes their inclusion as Feature Film Jury presidents even more thrilling for us. Our 2018 lineup of over 50 films is shaping up to be our most exciting yet, and with world premieres such as MALICIOUS and many more surprises in store, there’s never been a better time to celebrate genre cinema.”
With over fifty incredible titles yet to be announced - alongside its amazing juries and guests - Cinepocalypse 2018 will reveal its first wave of films in May. Stay tuned for more!
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