Any time that there’s the chance to help out an ’80s-inspired slasher film going into production (and the news crosses our desks), we’re going to be there… no matter how low-budget the endeavor looks to be. Besides, B-movie gold is the house that slasher movies built!
So, the latest news to hit our desk is that of Troy Escamilla’s Party Night, and from the press release (see below) announcing the film’s Kickstarter campaign, it sounds like a killer! And with a film titled Party Night, how the fuck can they go wrong? OK, there are a million ways that they could go wrong… but an alternate prom night after party, there are just too many ways that this slasher could go right… let’s hope they don’t fuck it up.
From the Party Night press release:
Troy Escamilla and Renee K. Smith, in collaboration with Fright Meter Films, are set to produce their first ever feature film and bring true terror to the screen in Fall 2016. Titled Party Night and penned by Escamilla, the film is a throwback to ’80s slasher films such as Prom Night and Hell Night. This is the first feature film produced by Fright Meter Films, and the passion for this project is immense. “This film is truly a love letter to fans of genre. There are many references in the script thatfans will grin widely at, but the film is still unique in its own right,” Escamilla states.
Escamilla has a goal of raising $10,500 by March 10, 2016 with the Party Night campaign. Troy Escamilla knows the horror genre. He founded the Fright Meter Awards, which have grown in respect and popularity over the last few years with global backers that make up the over 50 member international Award Committee, including bloggers, writers, directors, producers, actors and fans in the horror genre.
What makes Party Night the perfect first project for Fright Meter Films is that it is fairly simplistic in its structure and content: there are only 7 characters in the script and 85% of it takes place at 1 location, which equates to a modest budget. Collaborations are happening with other independent filmmakers, such as Kevin Sommerfield, who wrote and produced both Don’t Go to the Reunion and Dismembering Christmas. Sommerfeld is on board as producer to lend his expertise on low-budget independent filmmaking. Renee K. Smith, has experience as a playwright, producer, andin the Houston area.
The teaser trailer for the film can be viewed on the Kickstarter page.
Crash the party and support the film at Kickstarter.
Remember: Kickstarter Campaigns are all or nothing!
Rock Hard \m/