Strike Media November – December Slate
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2017 SLATE
Broken Vows will be available to watch on Digital Download from 6th November
Starring Wes Bentley (Interstellar, American Beauty), Jamie Alexander (Thor, Blindspot) and Cam Gigandet (Twilight, Easy A), Broken Vows follows Tara on her bachelorette-party weekend with friends in New Orleans where she falls for the darkly-sexy bartender Patrick. Waking in his bed the next morning, Tara instantly regrets her unfaithfulness and flies back home to her fiancé. Her secret flame becomes a full-on fire when Patrick shows up at her house, surreptitiously tries to cancel her wedding arrangements, and stalks her every move. He spirals into madness and delusion, determined to have Tara no matter what the cost. When his efforts fail, he tracks the newlyweds on their honeymoon where he erupts in a psychotic, murderous rage. Tara will have to find the strength she never knew she possessed to stop Patrick from destroying her marriage and her life.
THE BODY TREE
The Body Tree will be available to watch on Digital Download from 13th November
A group of young friends travel to the Siberian countryside for a sacred ritual to honour their murdered Russian friend, Ksenia. The ceremony goes horribly wrong though when instead or releasing a good spirit to help Ksenia move on in the afterlife, an evil spirit manifests instead. The friends learn that the only explanation is that one of them is actually Ksenia’s murderer. The evil spirit possesses one of the friends and turns him into sociopath who starts to hunt and kills the others. The only way to stop the demon is to kill Ksenia’s murderer but nobody knows who that is. The group is trapped in a snowbound lodge far from civilization with no way to get help or escape. All they have is each other. As the night wears on, everyone becomes a suspect and loyalties among them are tested. The race is on to find Ksenia’s killer before the demon leaves nothing but an empty lodge and a trail of bodies.
Numb will be available to watch on Digital Download from 13th November
Husband and wife, Will (Jamie Bamber: Battlestar Galactica) and Dawn (Stefanie von Pfetten: The Man in the High Castle), are in financial crisis after learning the job Will was counting on to salvage their financial future has disappeared in the midst of a market collapse. They set out to drive home on the winter highway back to their city, and in a moment of altruism, pick up siblings Lee (Aleks Paunovic: Van Helsing) and Cheryl (Marie Avgeropoulos: The Inbetweeners, The 100), a pair of hitchhikers on their way to start a new life. In the midst of the night they nearly collide with an old man wandering on the snowy highway, hypothermic and horrifically frostbitten. While searching for his ID they discover a wad of cash, a hand drawn map with GPS coordinates, and a single gold coin inside his coat. Will and Dawn reluctantly go along with Lee’s plan to report him to the police as a John Doe and pocket the money. In an attempt to save their financial struggles, all four venture off into the snowy wilderness in search of the buried gold, but will they survive what is out there…
Genre: Action/ Thriller
New Life will be available to watch on Digital Download from 20th November
New Life follows Ben and Ava who, having met at the age of seven at the end of their driveway, spend their lives falling in love. Ben is sure from the very beginning that Ava is the girl of his dreams and he can’t wait to grow up and old with her.
However, although strong through childhood friendship and uncontrollable adolescent attraction, their lives are rocked when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, changing everything they thought they knew and everything they thought would be…
Starring James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, P.S. I Love You), Kris Lemche (Haven), Barry Corbin (No Country for Old Men), and Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum).
WALK OF FAME
Walk of Fame will be available to watch on Digital Download from 20th November
Drew (Scott Eastwood: Grand Torino, Fury) signs up for an acting class at the famous Star Academy in Hollywood after falling for aspiring actress Nikki. He gets more than he bargained for when he encounters an eccentric and volatile acting coach (Malcolm McDowell: The Clockwork Orange) and the cast of crazy characters looking for their big break in Tinsel Town. Can Drew survive the insanity of the Star Academy and win Nikki’s heart?
Holiday Joy will be available to watch on Digital Download from 27th November
Joy Hockstatter has been trying to help her dad, Bob, hold the family together after her Mother’s death a few years earlier. Although only 15, she has tried to become a kind of surrogate mum to her one older and one younger brother, however every day she looks across the street to the perfect house and family of the Wellmans and after a freak accident, which involves some suspicious cards, Joy wakes up as one of the Wellmans. She now has the life and family she had always longed for. Although initially her new life seems to be better, as she watches from afar her dad and brothers struggling, she realises you have to be careful for what you wish for… Starring Bailee Madison (Just Go With It) and French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun).
Palm Swings will be available to watch on Digital Download from 27th November
After moving to Palm Springs, a young and naïve married couple puts their love to the test when they discover their neighbours are swingers. Determined to fit in, they decide together that they should be open to new experiences, seeing what it is all about before saying no; they never know… they might just like it. However, they get more than they bargained for when their new neighbours tease and test them and their wild adventures threaten to destroy their love and marriage. Will their relationship and marriage survive their new lifestyle or was the move the biggest mistake of their life? Come play with us in Palm Swings and find out… Starring Jason Lewis (Sex in the City, Brothers and Sisters), Madison McKinley (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World).
FALL OF GRACE
Fall Of Grace will be available to watch on Digital Download from 27th November
A father, Jase, deals with his daughter claiming to be seeing a person in her room nightly she calls Mouse Man. Until one day Mouse Man takes her to hell. Jase finds himself in a spiral as he decides to conjure up another demon and hold it for ransom to get his daughter back. After conjuring another demon the demon escapes running amuck. Now he has unleashed one demon while his daughter is still in the hands of another. With the help of a failed priest Calem, Jase does battle with the conjured demon and tries to bargain for his daughter’s soul. Until finally coming face to face with Mouse Man who is much more powerful then the demon the two men have been battling with.
EDGAR ALLAN POE’S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper will be available to watch on Digital Download from 27th November
A young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm. Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel. Injured and suffering from amnesia, the man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper. Walsh tells him they are stranded until the next ferry arrives in two weeks, and insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula. But the man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman, and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths. As this horror tale races towards a mind-bending finale, the man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the lighthouse keeper’s cryptic warning to “Always keep a light burning!” Inspired by the unfinished story from the original master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe, LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is an old-fashioned gothic tale with an emphasis on atmosphere, story, and macabre chills in the vein of Roger Corman’s Poe adaptations from the sixties.
Vampariah will be available to watch on Digital Download from 4th December
Mahal is a part of an elite squad of skilled hunters responsible for keeping the world safe from vampires and other creatures of the night. Her mission to rid the world of this undead threat becomes compromised when her fate intertwines with an aswang (a self-segmenting vampire of Philippine folklore) forcing her to choose sides in an age-old war.
Genre: Action/ Horror
Anna will be available to watch on Digital Download from 11th December
Jacob and Shawn are two unorthodox men trying to make it big on the internet as they devise a plan to steal a haunted doll from a haunted museum. After they have the doll they have planned to live seven days with the doll in a haunted house as well to set up, in their words “the most epic investigation into the paranormal realm”. They find that most of the paranormal events happening around the doll is to women so they interview for women to help them in their investigation. This turns out to be a bust and can’t get good help. Unknown to Shawn and Jacob the doll has been killing any woman that comes into the house. After nothing happens to them for awhile they decide to get help from a demonologist who ends up releasing the evil from within the doll. The evil commands the boys to now bring it women to kill. The boys try to use their not so bright wits against the evil as they fall into a cat and mouse game with an evil they don’t know how to defeat.
The Binding will be available to watch on Digital Download from 18th December
Sarah and Bram Iman are picture-perfect small town newlyweds. But the night after their baby’s baptism, a miracle happens: Bram confesses to Sarah that he was visited by God almighty himself. Joy quickly turns to suspicion as it becomes clear that Bram thinks he must sacrifice their only child for the greater good. Scared for her child’s safety, Sarah’s faith in God and trust in her husband is shaken and she no longer knows what to believe in and who to trust. With her world torn apart, Sarah embarks on a desperate race for the truth – could Bram really be communing with God, or is he spiralling into violent insanity? Sarah soon learns she has no choice but to fight to the death… but for who? Her husband? Her God? Or her child?
LONG LEAD EMBARGO – NOVEMBER 2017
The Unseen will be in UK Cinemas & Digital Download From 15th December
Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight – and the audience’s point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul’s offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.