Many people carve pumpkins around Halloween, but someone masked by pumpkin flesh and wielding a scythe is only interested in cutting into humans to celebrate the season. This antagonist is shown in the first trailer for Carver, a slasher film co-written and directed by 14-year-old Emily DiPrimio that hearkens back to the genre's 1980's heyday with its masked killer and practical gore.
"Carver is about a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now on the anniversary of those deaths an ominous calling card, in the form of a carved pumpkin has been placed at each of their homes. Someone is out for revenge...the question is who?
Carver is a throwback to those wonderful slasher films of the 80's. It is a story about revenge and redemption. There are plenty of scares and we promise, NO CGI BLOOD!"
Carver began as a Kickstarter campaign and was filmed after being successfully funded. Directed by Emily DiPrimio in her feature debut off a screenplay she co-wrote with her dad, Ron DiPrimio, Carver stars Lea Falcione, Victoria Baccini, Mark Ryan Anderson, Alex Tordi, Adrian Arthur, Emily Elizabeth Czerniakowski, Brian Colin Foley, David Armanino, Reggie Johnson, and Mark Collmer. A release date for the film has not yet been revealed, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.
If you missed it, check out our Q&A interview with Emily DiPrimio: