This year’s Beyondfest started off with a bang with a double feature of two highly anticipated films, “Color Out of Space” & “Daniel Isn’t Real.” “Color Out of Space” is based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft and directed by Richard Stanley. The film stars Nicolas Cage as Nathan Gardener who has relocated his wife (Joely Richardson) and three kids from the city to a farm that was once owned by his father. A meteorite carrying an alien organism crashes into their front lawn.
“Daniel Isn’t Real” stars Miles Robbins (Luke) as a college student with a mentally ill mother. As a child, he has an imaginary friend named Daniel. Daniel returns to Miles’ life with a darker side. The film is directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.
Not to worry if you missed those films, Beyondfest runs through Oct. 8th with many more amazing films to come!
About “Color Out of Space”: A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them.
About “Daniel Isn’t Real: A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.