Ever since the trailers and one sheet for the retro horror flick The Barn was featured in Fangoria Magazine last year, the indie horror community have been chomping at the bit to see what all of the fuss is about. The pre-movie excitement has not stopped with Fangoria – everyone from Dread Central (“We may not know much about the new flick The Barn, but we can tell you this for sure… after watching the trailer and seeing the first bit of artwork, this thing cannot get here soon enough!“) to The Blood-Shed (“The second teaser trailer, which was released a few days ago, warns, ‘Be careful where you walk… be careful what you mock… and be careful when you knock…’ before introducing us to to three of the most ass kicking horror villains I’ve seen since… probably forever.”) to JoBlo.com (“Anyone who’s a fan of horror movies that harken back to a simpler time (well, the ’80s) will want to take a gander at The Barn, which takes its cue from the gnarly genre flicks from that bygone era.”) have given the bits and pieces they’ve seen so far some pretty high praise.
The first horror film from Justin M. Seaman’s Nevermore Production Films, The Barn features “Queen of the B’s” Linnea Quigley and the first Jason, Ari Lehman, as well as relative newcomers Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Nicholaus Joshua, Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard and Nikki Darling. Dakota Corwin from Gymp Productions supervised the FX team, which included the people from Evil Grin FX and Robert and Sara Kuhn of Kuhn Design Innovations.
About The Barn… “From writer/director Justin M. Seaman, The Barn is a new film created to give fans of 1980’s horror a bloody good time…
Trick or treat, smell my feet and DIE!!!
It’s Halloween night in 1989 in the small suburban town of Helen’s Valley. Sam Daniels (Mitchell Musolino) is a teenage boy who’s obsessed with all things spooky, and this year, he has many tricks and treats up his sleeves. Knowing that this will be his last ‘Devil’s Night’ before graduating high school, he and his best buddy, Josh (Will Stout), decide that they must figure out a plan for the ultimate final sendoff. After watching a Halloween special of ‘The Rock Block’ hosted by Dr. Rock (Ari Lehman, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th), the duo devise a plan to see their favorite rock band live in concert! Wanting it to be a night to remember, they invite the girl next door – Michelle (Lexi Dripps), the group jokester – Russell (Nicholaus Joshua) and the star athlete and his rocker girlfriend – Chris and Nikki (Cortland Woodard and Nikki Darling) to tag along for the ride to raise a little HELL.
“However, diabolical trouble arises when the group takes a detour to party on their way to the concert. After finding an old, abandoned barn and waking the evil inside, the group soon realizes that the legend of an old, creepy barn and its monsters (‘The Boogeyman,’ ‘Hallowed Jack’ and ‘Candycorn Scarecrow’) aren’t just a campfire story anymore! It’s now up to Sam and his knowledge of the rules of Halloween to find a way to protect the group by defeating the demonic creatures that lurk within The Barn.”
Now, after months of waiting, genre fans can finally see The Barn in all of its glory. The film will premiere Saturday, November 12th @ 2:00pm at the New York City Horror Film Festival in downtown Manhattan. This is the 15th year for the Film Festival, which will be held at the Tribeca Film Center from November 10th through the 13th and will screen 50-60 films. Tickets can be purchased here (New York City Horror Film Festival tickets) and will be available all weekend. So, if you’re in the neighborhood and you want to check out The Barn – as well as some other great, new horror flicks – take a trip over to the Tribeca Film Center this weekend. You won’t regret it!