Chiller's Fall Sneak Peek
Byon May 31, 2012
As summer sets itself upon us and thousands of randy teenagers prepare to meet their inevitable deaths at countless summer-camps and sleep-overs, we here at Chiller are already looking forward to cooler climes and carving pumpkins. With exciting, summertime specials like Can You Survive a Horror Movie?, Chiller is painting 2012 a deep, crimson red throughout August.
So what better time for a sneak-peek at Autumn?
Premiering later this year, Chiller will debut two original properties: the terrifying ghost story, Dead Souls, and the hilariously frightening -- or frighteningly hilarious -- look at the Halloween, haunted-house sub-culture in the documentary, The American Scream. Check back with ChillerTV.com for premiere dates and more, but here's a quick look at the horrors in store for you later in 2012.
THE AMERICAN SCREAM
From the same director/producer of the critically-acclaimed hit documentary Best Worst Movie (2009) comes The American Scream: an unconventional look at the Halloween cultural phenomenon of homemade haunted houses, and the enthusiasts behind the scenes. Filmed in the sleepy enclave of Fairhaven, MA, The American Scream follows the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts and their spirited, passionate and sometimes harrowing efforts in igniting their town’s Halloween spirit each year. Slated for an October 2012 premiere, The American Scream is produced by Michael and Lindsay Stephenson, Zack Carlson and Rod Olson for Magic Stone Productions and Meyer Shwarzstein of Brainstorm Media; Michael Stephenson directs.
On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie learns he was adopted when he inherits a farm in Maine, abandoned for the 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher. Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father’s questionable teachings. In a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family. Dead Souls stars Jesse James (The Amityville Horror, The Flyboys) as Johnny, Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil's Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses), Magda Apanowicz (The Butterfly Effect), Noah Fleiss (Brick), Jaiden Kaine (Hellbenders) and Geraldine Hughes (Rocky Balboa, Gran Torino).