Essential Killing and Grave Encounters film panels at NYCC 2011

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Vincent Gallo in Essential Killing
Vincent Gallo in Essential Killing
Two more movie panels happening during New York Comic-Con 2011 include those for Grave Encounters and Essential Killing.

In the film Grave Encounters, a ghost-hunting reality show crew finds themselves lost in a labyrinth of terror, while filming an episode of their series in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. Grave Encounters was directed by The Vicious Brothers and stars Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, Arthur Corber, Michele Cummins, Luis Javier, Shawn Macdonald, Merwin Mondesir, Bob Rathie and Ben Wilkinson.

In an award-winning performance (Best Actor- Venice Film Festival), Vincent Gallo plays Mohammed in the film Essential Killing, a Taliban fighter captured by the US military in Afghanistan after a violent desert attack goes awry. While being transported to a secret detention center in Europe, the vehicle crashes and he suddenly finds himself free. But his newfound freedom quickly disappears as he is relentlessly pursued in a snow-blanketed forest by an army that does not “officially” exist. A critically-acclaimed, thinking man’s action thriller, Essential Killing tells the story of one man’s struggle for survival, where morality has no place as he confronts the necessity to kill in order to survive.

Essential Killing was directed and co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski, and stars Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen, Iftach Ophir, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Stig Frode Henriksen, David L. Price, Tracy Spencer Shipp, Mark Gasperich, Phillip Goss, Klaudia Kaca, Dariusz Juzyszyn, Raymond Josey, Robert Mazurkiewicz, Janusz Wojtarowicz, Pawel Baranek, Marcin Galazyn, David Jefferson, Donnell Knox, Geo D. Olivier, Kamil Ruszecki, Stanislav Marek Lukasik, Jérôme Dassier and Geir Marring.

Meet the filmmakers and stars behind Grave Encounters and Essential Killing at New York Comic-Con 2011.

Grave Encounters Panel

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: Jacob Javits Center, Room 1B01

Essential Killing Panel

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Location: Jacob Javits Center, Room 1B01

For a complete list of events and information on New York Comic-Con 2011, visit filmfetish.com/go/nycc2011.