Human Centipede sequel trailer plus photos and news from a quartet of IFC cult indie grindhouse thrillers

Scene from The Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence

IFC Midnight has announced that a teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel to director Tom Six’s twisted cult hit The Human Centipede is now available online. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) won’t be released until 2011, but the teaser below is not to be missed.

Check out The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) teaser trailer below.

You can also watch it on the new IFC Midnight Facebook page RIGHT HERE.

You can also read an interview with Human Centipede writer/director Tom Six about his plans for the sequel RIGHT HERE.

In case you didn’t experience the original phenomenon, The Human Centipede is available on video-on-demand (VOD) on IFC Midnight, and is out on DVD and Blu-ray starting October 5th RIGHT HERE.

IFC Midnight also unleashed new trailers and photos from four of their current and upcoming releases: They include Philip Ridley’s psychological thriller Heartless, starring Jim Sturgess; Simon Rumley’s hardcore Red, White & Blue; Josh Reed’s neo-Ozploitation horror film Primal; and Abel Ferry’s gripping scarefest High Lane.

The four films are screening this week – from September 23-30 – at Austin’s Fantastic Fest and will simultaneously be available nationwide by way of the movies-on-demand platform of Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House.

Below are the details, trailers and photos from each film.

Heartless

Sneak preview now On-Demand – In theaters on November 21, 2010

Director: Philip Ridley
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway

Jim Sturgess (21, Across the Universe) leads a hugely-talented ensemble cast in this sublime British psychological thriller from cult UK director Philip Ridley (The Reflecting Skin, The Passion of Darkly Noon), who returns to the screen after a 14-year absence. The film follows Jamie Morgan (Sturgess), born with a disfiguring birthmark across his face, which leaves him an outcast in rough East London. While wandering abandoned yards taking photographs, he comes across a gang of thugs and soon discovers that they are something other than human. He then is led into a Faustian deal that will see him become a party to the terrifying chaos around him. Part Donnie Darko, part Guillermo del Toro, this dark urban tale takes its audience to the darkest and most violent corners of the human heart. The film also stars Clémence Poésy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle, Eddie Marsan, Luke Treadaway and Timothy Spall, and was produced by Pippa Cross and Richard Raymond. The film recently won the Best Independent Film Award at the Toronto After Dark Festival. Heartless will open at the IFC Center in New York on November 21st, followed by select national dates.

Heartless film trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7A0rQTXfQw

High Lane

Now On Demand

Director: Abel Ferry
Cast: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet, Nicolas Giraud, Maud Wyler, Justin Blanckaert

Towering heights and beautiful vistas turn into a haunting mindtrip in Abel Ferry’s gripping French scarefest that will definitely make you think twice about your next mountain climbing trip. In the film, a group of friends on vacation in Eastern Europe embark on an ambitious mountain expedition along a trail that they discover – way too late – is closed for repair. The thrill of this foolish challenge quickly turns sour as it becomes clear that not only is the path a lot more dangerous than they thought, but also that they are not alone. Fear exposes old traumas and brings up hidden emotions to the surface, and soon, everyone is fighting tooth-and-nail for their survival.

High Lane film trailer

Red, White & Blue

Now On Demand

Director: Simon Rumley
Cast: Noah Taylor, Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter

Erica (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Amanda Fuller) is a tough, troubled nymphomaniac with wounds across her soul. For Erica, sleeping with multiple men forms the core of her life, until she meets the mysterious Iraq vet Nate (The Proposition’s Noah Taylor). Despite his quiet air of danger, Nate’s the only guy who doesn’t immediately want to sleep with her, and the two form a hesitant bond. But in a shocking twist, one of Erica’s earlier sexual encounters, with wannabe rock star Franki (Mark Senter), will have unexpected – and devastating – consequences on both of their lives. Hard-edged and uncompromising, Red, White & Blue, from director Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead), has already been compared to the works of such disparate filmmakers as Larry Clark and Sam Peckinpah. The film had its US premiere at SXSW, and was produced by Rumley and Bob Portal, and executive produced by Tim League, Judy Lipsey, Doug Abbott, and Adam Goldworm. It is the first film from Celluloid Nightmares, a new partnership between Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, with the shared goal of bringing commercial, elevated genre films to audiences around the world. The film will have several theatrical screenings throughout the US and Canada this fall.

Red, White & Blue film trailer

Primal

Now On Demand

Director: Josh Reed
Cast: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris, Damien Freeleagus, Wil Traval

Primordial nature runs amuck in this expertly-played slice of neo-Ozploitation from Australian director Josh Reed. The film follows six friends on a field trip who set up camp in the remote wilderness of Australia. When one person takes a late-night skinny dip in a nearby waterhole, she becomes incredibly feverish and agitated, and soon regresses to a crazed predatory state in which her companions suddenly become the hunted. When another begins the same beastly transition, terror descends on the remainder as they realize it’s now kill or be killed. A frenzied visceral nightmare in the vein of Cabin Fever, Primal is a hugely enjoyable rollercoaster ride through primitive panic.

Primal film trailer

And here are a series of stills and posters from the projects.