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Fest faves “WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE” and “COLD SKIN” dated for late summer/early fall; new “SKIN” trailer/poster

Friday, June 29, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After attracting lots of positive attention at festivals (they’re both at Montreal’s Fantasia next month), Colin Minihan’s WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE and Xavier Gens’ COLD SKIN now have dates for general release, and a poster and trailer for SKIN have been unveiled.

IFC Midnight will bring WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE (pictured above) to select theaters and VOD August 24. Minihan wrote and directed, and Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac and Joey Klein star; the synopsis: “Jackie [Anderson] and Jules [Allen] are a couple celebrating their one-year anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie’s family. From the moment they arrive, something changes in Jules’ normally loving wife, as Jackie (if that even is her real name) begins to reveal a previously unknown dark side—all building up to a shocking revelation that will pit Jules against the woman she loves most in a terrifying fight to survive.”

Meanwhile, Samuel Goldwyn Films has set a September 7 release for COLD SKIN in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms. Jesus Como (28 WEEKS LATER) and Eron Sheean (THE DIVIDE) adapted the screenplay from Albert Sánchez Piñol’s novel, which was influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and the cast is headed by Ray Stevenson, David Oakes and Aura Garrido. The synopsis: “On a remote island in the Antarctic Circle, a young man finds himself trapped in a battle for his life against nightly invasions of unknown creatures that emerge from the ocean. The film’s story begins with a reclusive lighthouse keeper [Stevenson]. When a weather observer [Oakes] lands on the isolated island, he is forced to confront the island’s original natives. Together, these two men must work together as a nightmare emerges every night from the nearby shoreline.”
Look for more coverage of both films as they play Fantasia!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.