Upcoming thrillers from Anchor Bay plus Sarah Connor, Michael Myers, Josh Olson and horror icon Robert Englund at Comic-Con

Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker in Fox show Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFan favorite Anchor Bay Entertainment reaches out at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con, taking place July 24th through the 27th at the San Diego Convention Center! Anchor Bay Entertainment will have a major presence at the SDCC – globally acknowledged as the world’s greatest and largest genre convention! There will be a trailer premiere for Laid to Rest, which I’ve been reading about and waiting for.

Laid to Rest follows a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she’s been abducted by a deranged serial killer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and outsmart the technologically inclined killer who is hellbent on finishing what he started.

Fans will not only be able to meet and greet with their favorite Anchor Bay Entertainment stars, but also get such exclusive, behind-the-scenes scoops as:

  • Watch the world premiere of the teaser trailer for Robert Hall’s newest thriller Laid To Rest featuring “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” stars Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker;
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the next great horror cult classic – Jack Brooks Monster Slayer with star/producer Trevor Matthews, director Jon Knautz and “Freddy Krueger” himself – star Robert Englund!
  • Writer/Director Dan Waters (Heathers, Sex and Death 101) and Oscar-nominee Josh Olson (A History of Violence) talk about their upcoming Anchor Bay projects, including Masters of Science Fiction and the Heathers Blu-ray release;
  • The world premiere of the theatrical trailer for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Dead Space, based on the soon-to-be-released game from Electronic Arts;
  • Actual production props from upcoming Anchor Bay releases, including production art from Dead Space and a full monster prosthetics suit from Jack Brooks Monster Slayer at Anchor Bay’s Comic Con booth (#3345).
  • Display of prototype for ABE’s limited edition Halloween 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set with miniature Michael Myers mask.

The following Anchor Bay Entertainment-sponsored events will allow fans to meet, greet and talk with their favorite ABE stars and filmmakers!

Thursday, July 24th
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Anchor Bay Presents: Jack Brooks Monster Slayer / Artists Discussion Panel (Ballroom 20) moderated by ShockTilYouDrop’s Ryan Rotten. Jack Brooks Monster Slayer with star/producer Trevor Matthews, director/co-writer Jon Knautz, composer Ryan Shore, and horror icon Robert Englund!

Artists Panel: Writer/Director Daniel Waters (Heathers), Oscar-nominee Josh Olson (“Masters of Science Fiction”) and writer/director Robert Hall (Laid to Rest) premieres the theatrical trailer for Laid To Rest!

Saturday, July 26th
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Laid To Rest cast signing at Anchor Bay booth #3345
Stars Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Bobbie Sue Luther and writer/director Robert Hall will be signing the official Laid To Rest teaser poster for fans. Autographs are limited to the LTR poster only.

Saturday, July 26th
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dead Space IP Panel (Room 2) In conjunction with Electronic Arts, Anchor Bay/Film Roman will be participating in EA’s The Dead Space IP panel.  Representing the Dead Space: Downfall animated feature Chuck Patton [director], AJ Jothikumar [lead character design] and Jimmy Palmiotti [writer] will join Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and Antony Johnston (Wasteland) to preview the latest fusion between graphic novels, video gaming and linear storytelling.

Find out more about FX wizard Robert Hall’s indie horror Laid to Rest at the film’s official website www.laidtorestmovie.com.

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