Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) studio Dark Corner has been producing horror experiences for quite sometime now, with director and founder, Guy Shelmerdine creating films like Catatonic and Night Night. October 2017 saw the studio release its first VR app, combining all of its projects in one place. In the next few weeks the Dark Corner app library will be expanded further with three new experiences.
First on the list is the long-awaited release of Mule, a point-of-view (POV) experience that first premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2016 before heading to several other festivals in 2017. Mule is a dark, emotional, fast-paced ride that catapults the viewer through the frantic last moments of one very unfortunate man’s life and beyond, with Shelmerdine promising it will be “bigger, more immersive, and more terrifying” than Catatonic.
Then there’s Deerbrook, an acclaimed mystery thriller that launched at AFI Fest last year, featuring a cast including Ari Miller (Orphan Black) and Nicholas Campbell (Black Mirror). Directed by Grayson Moore, Jon Riera, Aidan Shipley and Connor Illsle, Deerbrook involves two strangers showing up at a family’s cottage claiming to have spent their childhood summers there, but their behaviour seems to be driven by something more sinister than nostalgia.
The last 360-degree film is Spacewalker, an immersive adventure tied to the new feature from producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Hardcore Henry), which invites you to step into the void alongside the first Russian cosmonaut to ever perform an external space walk in 1965.
Alongside the three new films will be an exclusive 360-degree trailer for Campfire Creepers, Alexandre Aja’s throwback anthology series starring Robert Englund (a.k.a. Freddie Krueger himself) which will world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. “When the kids at Camp Coyote are forced on a brutal midnight march by their sadistic counselors, one boy reaches his breaking point,” notes the official description. “He turns the tables on the bullies, revealing a surprising secret about himself in the process.”
The new films are due to be released on March 28th 2018. Featuring both free and paid content from Dark Corner Studio as well as other filmmakers, the Dark Corner app, is available for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Oculus Rift. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.