Introducing the newest character in Horror Decor's Horror Buddies line, skinless Uncle. With artwork by Matt Skiff, the skinless Uncle (reminiscent of Uncle Frank from Hellraiser) is available as a buddy and a backpack clip. Also in today's Highlights: the red band trailer for Pool Party Massacre and a Q&A with Open 24 Hours director Padraig Reynolds.

Horror Decor's New Horror Buddy Details: "Horror Decor has added our favorite skinless Uncle to their Horror Buddies line. The Horror Buddies are a mashup of horror characters with old school wrestling buddies, which originally launched in 2014. The Uncle artwork was drawn by Matt Skiff and each buddy is handmade. Horror Buddies are available in large and mini sizes, as well as a backpack clip."

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Watch the Pool Party Massacre Red Band Trailer: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (July 27th, 2018): Summer is here and what would it be without babes, booze and slaughtered rich girls? TERROR FILMS cordially invites you to check out Pool Party Massacre, on Digital platforms, this August 17th. And now, the film’s red band trailer is set to ignite audiences below!

The film was written and directed by Drew Marvick (Scared to Death, 2015). The film centrally stars adult actress Alexis Adams, Sally Burnswello (Do Not Disturb), Nick Beyer (Popcorn Killer), Paul Card, Dora Deceuninck, Jimmy Grosse, Mark Justice and LeeAnna Vamp. All of these filmmakers come together, this Summer, in of this year’s hottest and bloodiest horror films.

Terror Films’ executive Joe Dain was impressed by the film. He says of this indie feature: “it’s a raunchy good time! This film represents the best of cheeky, fun, gory, indie horror films.” Some of that cheekiness can be seen in the film’s Red Band trailer, released this week and found here.

On August 17th, Pool Party Massacre releases across multiple Digital platforms. During this week, the official, platform-friendly trailer will be released, as well. Also, additional release details will be announced in August. In the meantime, check out the very R rated trailer for Pool Party Massacre - now!

The official synopsis: “What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool for a group of high maintenance young socialites quickly becomes a nightmare, when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one.”

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Q&A with Open 24 Hours Writer/Director Padraig Reynolds: "Welcome back to FrightFest, OPEN 24 HOURS is your third time being represented. Why is it important you show your movies in the UK?

Padraig Reynolds: FrightFest is the best horror festival in the world. It has the best fans and the best organizers a genre director could hope for. There are so much love and care that goes into the festival and I’m honored every time I get to be a part of it. I’m just happy that they let me keep coming back and showing my films. Everyone involved has become like a family to me and I really can’t thank them enough for helping me with my career and showing my films.

Where did you get the story concept for OPEN 24 HOURS?

Padraig Reynolds: The idea of ‘Open 24 Hours’ came to me while I was shooting my first feature “Rites Of Spring” in Mississippi. We were scouting locations for the movie and came across this time-worn Gas Station on a lonely rural road. This gas station was a character of itself and I knew that it would make a great self-contained horror movie. I went back to my hotel room and began writing the script. I knew I wanted a strong female protagonist to be as lonely as our main location. Mary is a damaged woman in a thrift store dress. She is desperately trying to put her life back together after years of abuse from her Serial Killer boyfriend who made her watch while killing people. She gets a job and feels that her haunted past is finally behind her. But on a cold rainy night, the past returns with a vengeance.

How much did the story change from first treatment to the finished screenplay?

Padraig Reynolds: I wrote the overall script nine years ago and most of it never changed. I added some gags and tweaked some dialogue. We were going to change the ending but we left it alone.

Is the Rain Ripper based on any particular serial killer from criminal history?

Padraig Reynolds: This is a funny story. An ex-girlfriend asked me one night if I was a serial killer, who would I be? I said the Rain Ripper and I would only kill when it rained. She thought that was really scary and I kept that element for years and plugged it into Open 24 Hours. The killing with the hammer part came from The Yorkshire Ripper, who used to kill off his victims with a variety of blunt objects.

You play with reality, illusion and delusion within the movie, was that the biggest challenge?

Padraig Reynolds: Actually, it was a blessing because you can get away with so much more playing with reality and illusions. I really wanted to push the illusions into territories we haven’t seen before but try to keep them grounded.

FrightFest loves Vanessa Grasse because of LEATHERFACE and IT CAME FROM THE DESERT. Why did you choose her to play Mary?

Padraig Reynolds: She gave a killer audition and her look was exactly what I had always envisioned for Mary. Mary is a great female character. A well-rounded protagonist that you feel for and you want her to conquer her demons. I think Vanessa really knocked it out of the park. I was blown away by how well she could switch her accent from English to American as well.

Did you build the garage/gas station from scratch? And where did you shoot the movie?

Padraig Reynolds: I had a full Gas Station that I could use in Mississippi, but the producers wanted to shoot in Serbia. So my production designer, Jelena Sopik, and her team built me the exact Gas Station that was in Mississippi in Serbia. It was crazy, but really cool. It gave me the freedom to put more rooms in the Gas Station for more cat and mouse play. I really can’t thank them enough. They really made the movie special since the Gas Station is basically a character in the film.

When directing a Psychological Horror film like OPEN 24 HOURS, what do you have to bear in mind?

Padraig Reynolds: You want to keep the audience guessing as to what is real and what is not.  You also want to deliver the thrills that they expect when they come into a horror movie.

Were you influenced by any past horrors in either the look or tone of OPEN 24 HOURS?

Padraig Reynolds: John Carpenter’s Body Bags episode ‘The Gas Station’ and ‘High Tension’ for sure. Since we shot in Serbia in the winter I really wanted to capture the cold and the rain. I really think that added a nice element to the film.

What are your opinions on the state of the current horror genre?

Padraig Reynolds: I think horror is so great now. You have all these different avenues where your film can be watched. Netflix, Amazon, Shudder, Theatrical,  Hulu, YouTube. It’s just crazy how many places where your movie can be played. And this year has had some killer horror movies already. ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Sequence Break’, ‘Mohawk’, ‘Downrange’, and ‘The Ritual’.

OPEN 24 HOURS plays at Arrow Video FrightFest on Mon 27 August, Cineworld Leicester SQ.


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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).