SAN DIEGO, CA – July 8, 2013 – Seven-plus North American entertainment properties leading in horror, thriller and suspense content are joining forces to celebrate genre entertainment at this year’s Comic-Con by hosting “Con of Darkness,” an evening genre-party saluting Comic-Con fans and industry insiders alike. This invitation-only party takes place Friday, July 19, at San Diego’s gothic-inspired Voyeur nightclub from 8-11 PM PDT. The event is produced by veteran production and communications agency, A-List Communications who successfully produced last year’s horror genre event.
Dark Sky Films, who is releasing “Frankenstein’s Army” on July 26th; IFC horror imprint IFC Midnight who is promoting “Maniac” (starring Elijah Wood), “Room 237”, “Antiviral” and “Errors of The Human Body” this Comic-Con; Entertainment One (eOne), horror-centric website, DreadCentral.com; The Haunted Hotel; Femmes Fatales; and Shocktillyoudrop.com all will co-sponsor the event along with other partnerships soon to be announced. Event producer David Manning of A-List Communications says, “It’s rare in the genre universe to have this number of properties join forces to entertain and honor their fans and colleagues. This unique partnership enables a really diverse array of visuals and entertainment for guests to enjoy.”
“Con of Darkness” guests will experience an interactive event replete with spectacular visuals from all event partners; a VIP suite decked out by Dark Sky Films; music spun by a surprise special guest DJ; go-ghoul dancers; entertainment and customized refreshments. Food will be appropriate to the occasion; party guests can expect to suck, er, snack on:
· Bloody Fingers: Mozzarella sticks with marinara
· Puking Pumpkin or Melon: Guacamole and chips
· Eyeball Skewers: Grapes and melon balls in a honey-lime dressing
· Oozing Meat Balls: Open-faced meatball sliders on a skewer with tomato ketchup
· Intestines on a bun: Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with spicy beet sauce
· Shattered Glass Cupcakes and raspberry blood
Attendance is by invitation only with many celebrity guests expected to attend. However, access to a number of lucky Comic-Con fans will be available through social media giveaways by each of the partners.
About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and production of new and classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world. Based in Chicago, Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of The MPI Media Group – one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. The MPI/Dark Sky Films brand include Stake Land, Here Comes The Devil, Ti West’s House of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Adam Green’s Hatchet 2 and Hatchet 3, and the highly anticipated Frankenstein’s Army, which hits theaters on July 26th. Other films in production from Dark Sky include Late Phases and Starry Eyes. For more info: http://www.darkskyfilms.com/ or http://mpimedia.com/. Follow Dark Sky Films on Twitter @darkskyfilms.
About Entertainment One (eOne)
With offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and London, Entertainment One (eOne) is a leading international entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. eOne’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing.
About IFC Midnight
Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is the genre label of IFC Films, one of the leading foreign and independent film distributors. IFC Midnight offers the very best in international genre cinema, including horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic art-house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. At this year’s Comic Con, IFC will be promoting Maniac (starring Elijah Wood), Room 237, Antiviral and Errors of The Human Body. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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