Exit Speed, the horror/action hybrid we first told you about a while back, just had its premiere screening in Dallas. Word has it that the showing went so well distributor Peace Arch has decided to give it even more theatrical play, throwing it in 13 theaters across the lower part of our country.
Just imagine the scenario; all you want to do is kick back on a nice, quiet bus ride across the vast, dull expanse of Texas, but a gang of meth-addicted bikers just will not let you get some shut eye. What would you do? Well, the ten strangers in Exit Speed don’t have to wait long to find out their reaction to this rather unique situation: They fight back. Trapped in the desert with nothing but crazy bikers surrounding me, I think I’d find a bit of tough guy in me, too.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had any updates on J.T. Mollner’s proposed slasher film I Scream Man (“I Scream Man Creator Talks!” – June 2007), and thanks to Sci Fi Wire this morning, we now know why.
Ten passengers on a bus traveling across rural Texas are headed home for Christmas Eve. The passengers all rush to the aid of a biker after he's struck by the bus. Unbeknownst to them, the biker is whacked out of his mind on crystal meth. Injured, angry, and in a narcotic-induced frenzy, the biker opens fire on the bus. The passengers then pull a "United 93" and kill the trigger happy, drug crazed biker.
One of my biggest fears when I heard that someone was making a movie called I Scream Man was that, somewhere out there, someone saw the untapped potential in Clint Howard’s Ice Cream Man and decided they would take up the gauntlet and do it right.