“The Weeping Woman” Set for World Premiere; Soundtrack Now on iTunes

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“The Weeping Woman,” the latest short film from award-winning director Mark Steensland, will world premiere at the Motor City Nightmares Film Festival in Detroit on April 16th, 2011.

“The Weeping Woman,” the latest short film from award-winning director Mark Steensland, will world premiere at the Motor City Nightmares Film Festival in Detroit on April 16th, 2011. Film is based on the short story by UK writer Paul Kane, author and editor of such books as “The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy” and “Hellbound Hearts.” Kane’s story, “Dead Time” was previously adapted as an episode of Mick Garris’s NBC series, “Fear Itself.”

“The Weeping Woman” stars Stephen Geoffreys, the Tony-nominated actor known to horror fans around the world for his role as “Evil” Ed in the seminal ‘80s horror movie, “Fright Night,” the remake of which is currently slated for an October release from Dreamworks.

“The Weeping Woman” has been scored by Fabio Frizzi, the legendary composer for a string of cult classics from director Lucio Fulci, including “City of the Living Dead,” “Zombie” and “The Beyond.” Frizzi’s soundtrack for “The Weeping Woman” is now available on iTunes.

Steensland’s previous short films include “Peekers,” adapted from the story by Kealan Patrick Burke, “The Ugly File,” from the story by Ed Gorman, co-author of several titles in Dean Koontz’s “Frankenstein” book series, and “Dead@17,” from the graphic novel series by Josh Howard, which is now in development as a feature film for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and writer-director Michael Dougherty.

Steensland hopes to follow “The Weeping Woman” with one of several projects currently in development under his Chang Shao Trading Company banner, including “Animosity,” an adaptation of the novel by James Newman, which has just been published by Necessary Evil Press; “Tengu,” an adaptation of the novel by Graham Masterton, whose first book, “The Manitou,” was made into a film starring Tony Curtis; “The Special,” an original screenplay by Steensland and Chang Shao partner novelist Rick Hautala; and “Jakob’s Wife,” adapted by Richard Chizmar from a novel currently being written by Steensland and Hautala.

For more information, visit http://www.marksteensland.com.

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