A new Halloween-set slasher from 18-year-old Australian transgender writer-director Alice Maio Mackay, Bad Girl Boogey is coming this summer, and the bloody official trailer has now been released online.
The film tells the story of “Angel, whose mother was brutally murdered one Halloween night, when blood was shed by a deranged killer wearing a parasitic mask cursed with black magic and bigotry. Sixteen years later, when Angel’s best friend is slaughtered by a killer with the same mask, they must overcome their personal struggles, fight their fear, and find the masked killer before he, or it, slaughters everyone they hold dear.”
Cowritten with Ben Pahl Robinson when Mackey (So Vam) was just 17 years old, the film features a cast of queer and trans actors, starring Lisa Fanto (Love, Guns & Level Ups), Iris Mcerlean, Chris Asimos, Toshiro Glenn, Lewi Dawson, and Kate Bonney, with a voiceover cameo by horror genre icon Bill Moseley.
“I am thrilled to be unleashing my sophomore feature Bad Girl Boogey with Dark Star Pictures for its North American release,” Mackay said. “I can’t wait for it to connect with its audience of horror-loving queer misfits who I hope will have as much fun watching it as we had putting it together.”
“Bad Girl Boogey is a shock to the system. Writer and director Alice Maio Mackay has masterfully crafted an exciting, visceral slasher film with an important message of identity and bigotry. Her vision is one that will make audiences think, while soaking them in blood and terror,” Dark Star President Michael Repsch said.
Bad Girl Boogey will be released on digital platforms on July 4, and will then arrive on DVD on July 11, from Dark Star Pictures. Select theaters will also screen the film from July 7.
You can watch the new official trailer below.
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