Six best friends are having their graduation party at college. But the group’s stoner orders something psychedelic from her dealer. The dealer is ready to join in the fun. Full of drugs and completely disoriented, the special night quickly turns into a dark, foggy nightmare full of blood and violence. Five years later: The young women plan a weekend in a remote forest hut. They hope to rekindle the close friendship that once existed between them. But shortly thereafter, they are plagued by murderous visions of a masked killer and one after the other is brutally murdered…
“Dead in the Woods” aka “The 6th Friend” has been awarded at numerous horror film festivals (e.g. Freak Show Horror Film Festival, RIP Horror Film Festival, IFS-Film Festival) as Best Film, for Best Director or for Best Cast, and was nominated for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actors, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Music at the Madrid International Film Festival (2017). And it’s pure women’s power: a horror film with only female leading actors under female direction, featuring the Hollywood stars Jamie Bernadette (Midnight Texas; NCIS – New Orleans); Dominique Swain (Face Off, New best Friend); Jessica Morris (Ladies of the Lake, Role Models, One Life to Live).
Cat.No.: DWP1610 (BD) / DWP1619 (DVD)
Release: 12th April 2019
Based on the award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, “Speak” unfolds a story about Melinda (Kristen Stewart), a smart and spirited high school freshman who retreats into self-imposed silence after she is raped one night at a party. Feeling isolated from her classmates and from her preoccupied mother Joyce Sardnino (Elizabeth Perkins), Melinda retreats further in an attempt to escape the torments of high school. It is only through her work in art class with the help of her compassionate art teacher Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) that she begins to reach out to others and eventually finds her own voice and inner strength. A feature debut of director/co-writer Jessica Sharzer, “Speak” resonates with stubborn honesty and sardonic humor as we follow Melinda on her journey from traumatized isolation to a brave and final triumphant disclosure.