A Guide to After Dark Horrorfest and "8 Films to Die For"

These movies from 2015 have all been released to home video

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After a five-year hiatus, After Dark Horrorfest, the nationwide horror film festival featuring "8 Films to Die For," returned to select theaters across the U.S. in October 2015, courtesy of After Dark Films. These movies, mostly directed by and starring unknowns, were released to home video in December 2015, so get your hands on as many as you can for a horrorfest of your own, right in your own living room. Turn out all the lights, lay in a supply of snacks and get ready to have one scary night with these horror movies from 2015.



After Dark

Directors: Powell Robinson, Patrick Robert Young
Starring:  Tonya Kay, Ryan Shoos, Micah Fitzgerald, Rebekah Kennedy, Burt Culver, Emily Lopato, Scott Vance, Will Tranfo, Ellis Greer
Plot: A masked killer stalks a small town, and there is no shortage of victims and suspects.

'Lumberjack Man'

Lumberjack Man

After Dark

Director: Josh Bear
Starring:  Michael Madsen, Hector Becerra, Jasmin Carina, Adam Sessler, Alex Dobrenko, Ciara Flynn, Zach Guerrero, Chase Joliet, Jarrett King​
Plot: A demonic lumberjack attacks a church camp group.

'Murder in the Dark'

Murder in the Dark

After Dark

Director: Dagen Merrill
Starring: Luke Arnold, Phil Austin, Yann Bean, Samrat Chakrabarti, Kiran Deol, Eme Ikwuakor, Simone Tang, Mary Kate Wiles, Murielle Zuker
Plot: In this experimental backwoods film shot with a largely improvised script, friends on a camping trip play a game that takes a deadly turn. 



After Dark

Director: Valeri Milev
Starring: Bruce Payne, Mark Adams, Scott Adkins, Daniella Alonso, Layke Anderson, Rob Boltin, Stephanie Caleb, Ian Casselberry
Plot: In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, this "found footage" was taken by a journalist embedded with a military division tasked with finding and destroying ("re-killing") the undead once and for all.



After Dark

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando
Starring: Ellen MacNevin, Sage Brocklebank, Kylee Bush, Chilton Crane, Connor Fielding, Rustin Gresiuk, Craig March
Plot: A high school student and her friends are targeted by her recently escaped serial-killing father.



After Dark

Director: Hank Braxtan
Starring:  James Remar, Sherilyn Fenn, Ron Carlson, Graham Greene, Ray Wise, Allegra Carpenter, Ivana Korab, Q'orianka Kilcher, Stephanie Hodes
Plot: A mutant polar bear, the result of genetic experimentation, escapes into the Alaskan wilderness and menaces the local population.

'The Wicked Within'

The Wicked Within

After Dark

Director: Jay Alaimo
Starring:  Sienna Guillory, Eric Roberts, Gianni Capaldi, Enzo Cilenti, Michele Hicks, Patrick Muldoon, Heath Freeman, Karen Austin, William McNamara
Plot: Following the death of a child in the family, a woman's increasingly ominous behavior begins to make her relatives suspect she's possessed by a demon.

'Wind Walkers'

Wind Walkers

After Dark

Director: Russell Friedenberg
Starring:  Glen Powell, Zane Holtz, Rudy Youngblood, Johnny Sequoyah, J. LaRose, Kiowa Gordon, Phil Burke, Castille Landon, Heather Rae
Plot: A group of hunters, including an ex-POW, fall prey to a Native American curse.