A new independent Halloween slasher movie, The Boy From Below has announced an impressive cast of genre favorites ahead of the start of the production later this year, and we have exclusive comments from writer and director Tory Jones, previewing the retro 1990s vibes we can expect.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film: Local video store employee and horror nerd Quinn Curtis’s Halloween holiday is thrust into chaos when her friends reunite her with an old flame. The night only worsens when a killer in a scarecrow mask, obsessed with horror movies himself, targets Quinn and her friends for his own twisted game of trick or treat. As the body count rises, his motivations and ties to the town’s past become clear.
The project is described as a “reimagining” of Jones’ 2017 independent film The Wicked One.
The growing cast for The Boy from Below includes Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, Halloween), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Terrifier 2), Leah Voysey (Terrifier 2), Chaney Morrow (Haunt), Richie Ramone of The Ramones, and, most recently announced on Jan. 5, Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween, Halloween III).
Commenting on the 1990s Halloween setting of the film, writer and director Tory Jones tells HDN exclusively, “Halloween season and the legends and folklore around it definitely have such a special place in my heart as a creative. The lights, decorations, pumpkins, and the colors all are heavily featured throughout The Boy from Below. We want our locations and season in the film to feel authentic and visually Halloween is everywhere within our film. Our production design will feel very much like the Halloween seasons I grew up with in the early ’90’s. Kids were everywhere, the entire town seemed to participate, and the atmosphere was to be experienced. That’s the Halloween I want for this film.”
Filming is expected to begin soon. You can learn more about the project and its Indiegogo campaign here.
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