Hollywood horror flick to premiere at CayFilm

| 30/06/2016
CNS Local Life

Alexander DiPersia

(CNS): Expected summer blockbuster Lights Out will premiere at the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival this weekend, a few weeks before it is released in US theatres. The Warner Bros/New Line Cinema short film turned feature-length horror movie screens at the Regal Camana Bay cinema on Saturday, 2 July at 10pm in one theatre only. The screening will be open to CayFilm VIP and general pass holders only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Alexander DiPersia (I Am Legend, Lovestruck: The Musical, An American Carol), who stars in the production, will attend the showing and present the film to movie-goers. DiPersia will also participate in a question-and-answer session immediately following the movie.

Lights Out began as a three-minute short film directed by David F. Sandberg in which a woman is terrorised by a sinister creature. It has since been developed into a feature that expands on the idea of an adult being haunted by a mysterious imaginary “friend”.

Produced by James Wan (Saw, Furious 7, Insidious, The Conjuring 2), the movie is about Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) who tries to leave her own childhood fears behind and unlock the truth behind similar horrifying events that now affect her younger brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman).

A frightening entity with a strange attachment to their mother (Maria Bello) re-emerges, further threatening Rebecca’s sanity and putting both her and her brother’s lives in danger. The movie debuts in the US on 22 July.

“We are so excited about this addition to the festival,” said CayFilm director Tony Mark. “Lights Out is on track to be a summer blockbuster film, and our festival goers are getting an exclusive first viewing before it officially premieres in Cayman.

“Thank you so much to the team at Warner Bros./New Line Cinema for giving this opportunity to CayFilm. Our hope is to continue to offer festival attendees unique events such as this one.”

CayFilm takes place 1-4 July at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the National Gallery and the Harquail Theatre, and includes daily film screenings, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, exclusive premiere screenings and two celebrity gala events.

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