A return to the movies many of us were raised watching might just bring the comfort we all need in this time of isolation and uncertainty. Lucky for us, such a movie is slated to begin filming this autumn by director/writer Hayden Newman in his debut movie Reunion from Hell.
The official synopsis for Reunion from Hell is;
Since his father’s passing, Riley Conner has not returned to his hometown. But when the news of a murdered friend comes to light, Riley is forced to return home, unknowing that his life, along with those of his friends, will soon be in grave danger. As the body count rises, Riley discovers that the killer has a very specific plan in mind while hunting down his former classmates. It’s a race against time as Riley must learn the identity of the killer, before all those he cares deeply for are dead. It’s going to be one hell of a reunion.
Newman tells iHorror, Reunion from Hell will be similar to the 90’s slasher genre, in the vein of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Much like these movies, he tells us that the audience will care about the characters and not predict the ending; two elements so many horror movies have lost over the past decade.
Reunion’s class roster is full, and horror fans will be excited to see Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) have been attached to this project. Other actors involved include Julie Anne Prescott, Maximo Gianfranco Sorrentino, Chris Jehnert, and Rick Styczynski. Styczynski is also the creator and owner of 13X Studios, and will be making the mask donned by the killer. Or killers? Hmmm…
Newman has also brought on director of Savage Vengeance, Jake Zelch Smith, as his co-writer.
To help fund this project, Newman has turned to indiegogo, and he and his team are offering some incredible perks! With just under three weeks left, horror fans should definitely look at the campaign before all of the perks have disappeared.
Beginning at just $3 perks begin with a thank you on their facebook page and top out at $1,000 for dinner with Tamara Glynn and Felissa Rose. Other fun perks include being in the class yearbook for only $6! For only $10 you can get a 12×18 poster autographed by the cast and director!
As a fan of the genre himself, Reunion from Hell is going to be one hell of a roller coaster and will hopefully bring back the elements slasher movies have been lacking for so long.
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