A young man wants nothing more than to be an internet sensation, but in that quest accidentally opens up the gates of Hell along the way.
That is the premise of the new horror film Devil’s Night from Director Todd Bishop with a script by Derek Rethwisch.
Rethwisch says he hopes fans will recognize all the references he incorporated into the story.
“When we were writing Devil’s Night, our goal was to create a suspenseful, character-driven horror that would not only give audiences a few good scares, but would be relevant to them today,” Rethwisch said, . “We were all fans of horror growing up and really aspired to make a movie in the vein of Halloween or Friday the 13th, and Devil’s Night (October 30th) seemed like a natural fit. Evan Lesky is our Michael Myers, but we wanted a 21st-century protagonist, someone desperate to make it in today’s viral-obsessed society. We hope that Devil’s Night is both an homage to those iconic movies but also unique in its portrayal of modern life.”
Here’s the synopsis of the film now available exclusively on iTunes.
Daniel, a charismatic teen from a broken home, wants nothing more than to get out of the trailer park. After scraping together just enough money to buy a video camera, he begins making YouTube videos in the hope that his antics will lead him to a better life. But when his videos fail to catch on and all his friends leave for college, Daniel’s left all alone.
Undeterred, he discovers an old documentary about a serial killer who brutally murdered seven people in a Satanic sacrifice not too far from his hometown. Thinking this might be his last chance for success, he decides to film a video in the killer’s house, only to summon an evil worse than anything he could have possibly imagined…