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‘Malicious’ makes its world premiere at Cinepocalypse

This June in Chicago marks the return of the Cinepocalypse Film Festival. The Music Box Theatre will host the event and Michael Winnick’s MALICIOUS will make its world premiere. MALICIOUS follows the story of a housewarming gift that becomes a young couples worse nightmare. Cinepocalypse takes place from June 21 – 28. Read ahead for all the details on the announcements including the Jury selections for the upcoming awards.

The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce DOCTOR STRANGE director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter as Co-Presidents of the 2018 Cinepocalypse Feature Film Jury. The Chicago-based genre film festival, which which will take place June 21 – 28 at the historic Music Box Theatre, celebrates its triumphant second year with even more films, guests, and events.

The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, Cinepocalypse’s organizers are also very proud to announce their first title – the World Premiere of Michael Winnick’s MALICIOUS. In the film, a housewarming gift from hell terrorizes a young pregnant couple when a malevolent entity that will stop at nothing until it satisfies its morbid intentions is unleashed from a cursed antique box. It stars Josh Stewart (The Collector) and Bojana Novakovic (Beyond Skyline), and is produced by Shaun Redick, the Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning cultural phenomenon Get Out.

Says Cinepocalypse founder Josh Goldbloom, ““From SINISTER to DOCTOR STRANGE, both Derrickson and Cargill exemplify everything we love about genre filmmaking. Their rise to success is no small feat, and that they share in our enthusiasm to help showcase the best up-and-coming independent efforts makes their inclusion as Feature Film Jury presidents even more thrilling for us. Our 2018 lineup of over 50 films is shaping up to be our most exciting yet, and with world premieres such as MALICIOUS and many more surprises in store, there’s never been a better time to celebrate genre cinema.”

With over fifty incredible titles yet to be announced – alongside its amazing juries and guests – Cinepocalypse 2018 will reveal its first wave of films in May. Stay tuned for more!


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