New Sinister Cinema Series Line-Up

Still from ODD THOMAS, from left: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Laurel Harris, Willem Dafoe, and Anton Yelchin

Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner Entertainment are pleased to announce Sinister Cinema’s next round of dark, genre-bending titles.

Sinister Cinema brings a series of independent horror films to Cineplex theatres across Canada. The films include unique content (homegrown short films, special featurettes), and in some cases special appearances, including live question and answer sessions with directors, pre-recorded interviews and more.

This year sees the series expand from 25 theatres to 28, adding three East Coast theatres into the fold:

Cineplex Cinemas Avalon Mall – St. John’s, NL
Cineplex Cinemas Bayers Lake – Halifax, NS
Cineplex Cinemas Saint John – Saint John, NB

The first line-up of films are:

Odd Thomas – Thursday February 13

Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) adapts Dean Koontz’s best-selling book Odd Thomas concerning a clairvoyant short-order cook (Anton Yelchin) who tries to prevent a supernatural catastrophe that he senses is linked to a mysterious loner. Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin and Patton Oswalt co-star.

In Fear – Thursday March 13

Jeremy Lovering’s Sundance horror sensation, In Fear is a tense psychological horror about a young couple’s fight to make it through the night.  Home invasion but in a car. In real-time. Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) are trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.

Starring Iain De Caestecker (ABC’s hit series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey).

Cheap Thrills – Thursday March 27

E.L. Katz’s black comedy/thriller, which had its world premiere at South By Southwest, tells the story of Craig (Pat Healy), an auto mechanic who loses his job. He is unable to pay his rent and after seeing the eviction sign, goes to a bar where he meets an old high school friend, Vince (Ethan Embry). A rich couple, Colin and Violet (David Koechner and Sara Paxton), give them money for completing certain tasks. The tasks are simple at first, but later become increasingly violent.

The Battery – Thursday April 17

Jeremy Gardner’s elevated genre hit The Battery tells the story of two former baseball players whose personalities clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero – Thursday May 29

When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.

Directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher), the film stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton and Jillian Murray.


The following is a complete list of participating theatres:

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook – Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton – Edmonton, AB

Cineplex Cinemas Saint John – Saint John, NB

Cineplex Cinemas Avalon Mall – St. John’s, NL

Odeon Victoria – Victoria, BC

SilverCity Riverport – Richmond, BC

Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo – Nanaimo, BC

Cineplex Odeon International Village – Vancouver, BC

Colossus Langley – Langley, BC

SilverCity Polo Park – Winnipeg, MB

SilverCity Sudbury – Sudbury, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Regina – Regina, SK

Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon – Saskatoon, SK

SilverCity Fairview Mall – Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill – Oakville, ON

Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas Square – Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre – Scarborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway – Etobicoke, ON

Colossus Toronto – Woodbridge, ON

Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga – Mississauga, ON

Coliseum Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

SilverCity Gloucester – Ottawa, ON

Cineplex Cinemas Bayers Lake – Halifax, NS

Cineplex Odeon Forum – Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall – Windsor, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo – Waterloo, ON

SilverCity Hamilton – Hamilton, ON

SilverCity London – London, ON


About Raven Banner Entertainment

Raven Banner Entertainment is a sales, distribution and production company, based in Toronto, specializing in genre films for the worldwide market. Through its expertise in strategic project management and campaigns, RBE can also assist in any and all capacities of production, from acquisitions, representation, negotiations, marketing management and plans, and sales.  Recent titles include: Stephen Sommers’ Odd Thomas, Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At The End, Nothing Left To Fear by rock legend Slash, and Adam Green’s Hatchet III.