The first full episode of DARKNET, the Canadian horror anthology web and television series designed for the 21st century Internet mindset, is now live, on www.darknetfiles.com.
Log onto disturbing. Log onto diabolical. Log onto dangerous. Log onto DARKNET.
Episode 1 Synopsis:
Four interwoven stories of urban terror. A young woman rides the subway, lost in her own world as music blasts in her earphones, oblivious to the horror happening around her. A man follows a trail of strange objects secreted away in a series of lockers, leading to an unnerving discovery. A medical student suspects someone is getting into her apartment and sets a trap to get answers. A pizza delivery guy jokingly replies to a question posted on a mysterious website called DARKNET: what’s the best way to get rid of a body?
DARKNET is adapted from the cult Japanese television series, Tori Hada, by Vincenzo Natali (HAUNTER, SPLICE, CUBE) and Steven Hoban (HAUNTER, SPLICE, BLACK CHRISTMAS, GINGER SNAPS). The online presentation will be followed by a broadcast premiere of the six 30-minute episode series in early 2014 on Super Channel. The pilot episode of the series, written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, features David Hewlett and Michelle Alexander. International sales will be handled by Peacock Alley Entertainment.
The prototype season of DARKNET consists of six episodes that weave together bite-sized servings of fear in the big city. These episodes will appear exclusively in Canada on Super Channel, and segments will be made available to fans at the Super Channel and DARKNET websites. DARKNET offers snippets of people’s lives being interrupted by vivid jolts of unexpected violence or shocking strangeness. Shot in a visceral style that cranks up the creep factor, viewers become part of the DARKNET, a mysterious closed network of disturbing imagery and stories that exist just under the surface of our ordered and safe society.
Copperheart Entertainment is a Toronto-based film and television production company that has produced numerous feature films as well as the 2005 Oscar® winning computer animated short, Ryan and the world’s first IMAX 3D animated film, CYBERWORLD. Past films include the popular GINGER SNAPS franchise, the remake of the 70s horror classic BLACK CHRISTMAS, the Warner Brothers’ released science-fiction thriller SPLICE directed by Vincenzo Natali, and most recently the ghost thriller, HAUNTER (in theatres on October 19), starring Abigail Breslin and the much anticipated action thriller, WOLVES, directed by David Hayter.
About Super Channel:
Super Channel is Canada’s only national English pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series, documentaries and fights. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
Super Channel is currently available on BellTV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Alliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, Eastlink, TELUS and other regional providers.
DARKNET is produced with the financial participation of Super Channel, Bell Media Fund, and the Canada Media Fund.
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