Gunpowder & Sky's Horror Brand Alter is hitting Cinepocalypse!

ALTER - a new horror brand from global studio Gunpowder & Sky - today announced that it will be a presenting sponsor of this year’s Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Festival. During the festival, ALTER will host the world premiere of its new film, DEADCON on June 15th at the historic Music Box Theatre. VILLAINS, acquired by ALTER out of SXSW, will also make its Chicago premiere on June 14th. ALTER will begin its year-long partnership with the Music Box after the festival, at which time more details will be announced.

Directed by Caryn Waecther, DEADCON tackles isolation in the age of social media and follows real-life YouTubers Lauren Elizabeth and Claudia Sulewski as they face vengeful ghosts even more horrifying than their devoted fans. Following the world premiere in Chicago, DEADCON will continue a festival tour this summer and fall, with more dates to be announced. Tickets for DEADCON’s premiere at Cinepocalypse are now available, with the official trailer viewable here.

Also screening at Cinepocalypse is the crowd-pleasing comedic thriller and ALTER acquisition, VILLAINS. Starring Bill Skarsgård (Deadpool 2, It), Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Fifth Wave), Jeffrey Donovan (“Sicario”) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”), the film will make its Chicago premiere on June 14th in advance of a nationwide theatrical release this fall.

ALTER’s YouTube channel has a lot of great content, by the way, including a short film by a fellow Twitter friend called Third Date. I definitely recommend checking out the channel and, in particular, Third Date.

Also, I will definitely have a review of DEADCON (and maybe, fingers crossed, VILLAINS) up over the weekend of Cinepocalypse. So stay tuned!

Here’s a trailer for DEADCON to tide you over: