EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Epic Pictures’ Cannes Fantastic 7 horror ‘Dark Nature’

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We have an exclusive clip of DREAD’s ‘Dark Nature’ which will have a limited theatrical run beginning May 19, 2023, followed by a VOD release on May 23, 2023.

Epic Pictures Group will be releasing the horror-thriller Dark Nature’ in North America under their Dread label. Dark Nature’ first premiered at the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival and also garnered attention when it became one of TIFF’s selections to the Fantastic 7 event at Cannes, which was presented in collaboration between the Cannes Market and the Sitges International Film Festival.

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Written and directed by Berkley Brady (The Secret History of: The Wild West) and produced by Michael Peterson, Dark Nature’ stars Hannah Anderson (What Keeps You AliveJigsawThe Purge), Madison Walsh (Don’t Say Its NameSomething Undone), Kyra Harper (Orphan Black, See) and Helen Belay (Abracadavers).

The officialDark Nature’ synopsis reads: Joy, a survivor of an abusive relationship, joins her friend Carmen and her therapy group on an isolated weekend retreat in the Canadian Rockies. Led by the enigmatic Dr. Dunnley, whose methods are experimental and, at times, dubious from Joy’s outside perspective, the experience eventually shatters the border between reality and delusion. Joy begins to suspect that they are being stalked by her abuser, when in truth, the entire group will be forced to confront a monstrous entity more terrifying than the ghosts of their pasts.

When discussing the release, Epic Pictures Group VP of U.S. Distribution Yulissa Morales says;

“We are so excited to get this incredible original film out to North American audiences. It’s been a delight to work with director Berkley Brady and her team. Dark Nature is truly something special.”

Writer/director Berkley Brady also adds, “Dark Nature is my first feature and a true labor of love. I loved sharing it with horror fans during its festival run, and I always feel proud when I see the Dread logo in the opening credits. It’s been a dream to work with Epic as well and I’m looking forward to audiences all over the U.S. finally being able to see this film.”


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