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In a world first, we have worked closely together in creating the opportunity to bring the award-winning film Mortal Remains to the UK, where it will receive its first international premiere, in London this April.


In a pioneering campaign, this exclusive opportunity has been presented for passionate horror fans to join us and become a part of horror cinema history. You are invited to purchase your tickets for the Mortal Remains London premiere, and participate in an exclusive one-night-only screening, followed by a live Q&A session with the film’s creators.


Bought to you by Cryptic Pictures and, you can gain free and exclusive access to the full five-minute opening of the film by clicking here  where you will also find more information on how you can purchase your tickets for the London one-night-only screening.

WeHeartHorror and Cryptic Pictures Present Mortal Remains: London 2014

By Andreas Charalambous - 2nd January 2014

About Mortal Remains

Mortal Remains has been described as a "shockumentary" which aims to uncover the details surrounding the life, career and mysterious death of Karl Atticus – a horror filmmaker from the Baltimore, Maryland area. Last seen during the summer of 1973, Atticus is a mysterious figure who has been referred to as the "forgotten father" of the modern slasher film.


Filmed on location in Maryland and Pennsylvania, the film sets out to establish and confirm the legacy of this enigmatic man who inspired a generation of horror filmmakers. Revealing interviews with authorities on the horror genre and crew members who worked with him reveal the mysterious circumstances in which his final film, Mortal Remains - considered by many to be the holy grail of horror films - was made. Rumours of cast members going missing, allegations of occult activity and recollections of special effects that were "too convincing" for their time are only a few of the details in this fascinating film.


As we delve deeper into the legend of Karl Atticus, we are presented with the question: Was he a genuine auteur who challenged the industry, and was ultimately silenced for being ahead of his time?


Inconsistencies surrounding the investigation of Atticus’ apparent suicide have only added to this influential figure's near-mythic status.

For more information on Karl Atticus, visit


You can view the official Mortal Remains trailer below.

About Cryptic Pictures

Cryptic Pictures, the production company behind Mortal Remains, was founded in 2009 by partners Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis. Benefiting from more than four decades of combined experience, Cryptic Pictures is one of the most provocative creative entities in the film industry today.


Christian has maintained an active presence in the industry for over 20 years, having been involved with the production of such feature films as Night of the Living Dead (1990), The Mothman Prophecies, Dogma, Kingpin, Inspector Gadget, and Wonderboys.


Mark’s film career spans over 25 years as award-winning writer, director, actor, producer, and film course lecturer. Mark’s industry experience includes associations with Sony Pictures, Dimension Films and Disney.


For more information on Cryptic Pictures, visit

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