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IDT Brings Hair High & Other Features to Cannes

IDT Ent. Sales (IDTeS) will attend Marché du Film in Cannes with a slate of new animated and live-action theatrical features. Among the new properties to be offered are the highly anticipated horror anthology MASTERS OF HORROR, featuring the most prominent horror directors, the thriller ROOM SI starring Jerry OConnell and Christine Taylor, and two-time Oscar-nominee Bill Plymptons animated HAIR HIGH, which was just selected to screen at the prestigious Melbourne International Film Festival for 2005. In addition, IDTeS will introduce the supernatural feature VOODOO MOON, starring Charisma Carpenter (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), and from acclaimed producer Steven J. Cannell, RIVER TO HAVILAH and TOOTH FAIRY.

We are offering an extremely ambitious slate of feature films, said Andrew Berman, evp of sales for IDTeS. When distributors come to IDTeS, they can rely on us to provide them with the high quality, branded, star-driven product they need, as well as marketing support to help them insure optimum success with the films.

The animated feature HAIR HIGH is a gothic 50s high-school comedy about a love-triangle that goes terribly wrong, as two young, murdered teens return to their prom to take revenge. Produced and directed by Plympton, the films all-star cast includes Dermot Mulroney (ABOUT SCHMIDT), Sarah Silverman (SCHOOL OF ROCK), Beverly DAngelo (NATIONAL LAMPOONS VACATION), David Carradine (KILL BILL), Martha Plimpton (THE GOONIES), Keith Carradine (MENDING FENCES) and Ed Begley Jr. (BEST IN SHOW).

MASTERS OF HORROR, the new horror anthology film series, will include such prominent genre directors as Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA), John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN, THE THING), Larry Cohen (ITS ALIVE!), Roger Corman (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP) Joe Dante (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS), Mick Garris (RIDING THE BULLET, THE STAND), Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR), Tobe Hooper (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST), John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) and George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD), for 13 original one-hour films. The anthology grew out of an informal bi-monthly dinner attended by several of the horror genres most highly regarded directors.

In ROOM 6, directed by Mike Hurst (HOUSE OF THE DEAD: DEAD AIM) and starring Jerry OConnell (JERRY MAGUIRE) and Christine Taylor (DODGE BALL, BRADY BUNCH), Amys (Taylor) fiancé Nick disappears following a car accident after being taken away in an ambulance, along with the passenger of the other vehicle. Together, Amy and fellow victim David (OConnell), eventually find themselves in a hospital of horror.

Other properties offered will include the live-action thrillers THE FALLEN ONES and ALL SOULS DAY and the Steven J. Cannell feature films IT WAITS and DEMON HUNTER. Dozens of other branded titles will be presented, including a new animated holiday special, THE HAPPY ELF, featuring Harry Connick Jr., STAN LEE PRESENTS, Todd McFarlands SPAWN, Rob Zombies THE HAUNTED MOVIE OF EL SUPERBEASTO, the REBOOT animated feature films DAEMON RISING and MY TWO BOBS, an animated feature from skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk and SCOURGE OF WORLDS, a Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Interactive Movie.

IDT Ent. (, a division of IDT Corp., is a vertically integrated entertainment concern that develops, produces and distributes proprietary and licensed entertainment content. IDT Ent. Sales (IDTeS) is the IDT Ent. company responsible for the worldwide distribution of content from IDT Entertainment companies, as well as third-party producers (

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