Fright Fest (2018) - runtime 1hr 30mins
Directed by Ante Novakovic
Written By Robert Gillings
Starring: Dylan Walsh (Stepfather, Secretariat), Madison Mckinley (Orange is the New Black, Molly's Game), Romeo Miller (Never Heard, Game Day), Pancho Moller (31, 3 From Hell), Robert Scott Wilson, Luke Baines, Mercy Malick, Heather Ann Davis, Ashley Blankenship, Johnathan Camp, Kresh Novakovic, Michael Kupisk, Peter Patrikios.
Blood runs rampant on Halloween night when a politically ambitious Mayor from a small town - Sommerton - decides to mount a live Fright Fest event within the walls of a long abandoned state asylum. He recruits a downward spiraling cult horror film director in Spencer Crowe, a man no longer capable of delivering the caliber of Horror classics he once created with ease. Mayor Fowler expects Crowe to put on a spectacle that no one will soon forget. Only problem is a van of criminally insane prisoners crashes just outside the perimeter and the trick or treaters think their murderous acts are part of the show. The price of admission is worth dying for.
Qoutes - Ante Novakovic
"The film delves into the dividing line between make believe and reality with an ironic twist at it's core. The trope of a slasher film set in a Fright Fest on Halloween night, basically it's a slasher's dream come true.
Audiences can expect the unexpected as lines blur between reality and imaginary when blood flows continuously."
"My inspirations for the film were a collage of Horror Classics such as John Carpenter's "Christine" - the underlying angst, depth and atmospheric tension in every frame - (full disclosure I'm a huge Carpenter fan). Wes Craven's "The People Under The Staircase" - the pop of 90's primary colors mixed into the irony and tragic circumstances of victims hidden in plain sight. Tom Holland's "Fright Night" - the innocent nature of a nightmare next door becoming all too real and too close for comfort. Finally Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)" - the quintessential unflinching slasher horror that takes gruesome carnage to a whole new level of gore."
Fright Fest will Premiere on Saturday August 25th at the London Fright Fest Film Festival.
A release date in October will be confirmed in coming weeks.