Man, the folks behind this one aren’t playing around. It was just over two weeks ago that we brought you the trailer for the new indie fear film Trick of the Witch, and already we have a second one locked and loaded.
With the stunning success of recent micro-budget films like Paranormal Activity, Chris Morrissey plans to launch Trick of the Witch with a grassroots release in Los Angeles and New York later this year. “We are making a very fun, scary film with so many talented people involved. We don’t want this film to go straight to DVD and get lost in the shuffle. It is meant for the big screen. If major distributors don’t jump on this project at the start, then we will do whatever we can to self-distribute and build word of mouth. If I have to travel from city to city each week showing the film, then I will. Times have changed for indie filmmakers, and there are so many ways to build an audience these days that it would be silly to not go for it.”
Trick of the Witch stars indie film starlet Share Cherrie (Lipgloss Explosion!) and centers on a group of fashion models stranded at a secluded mansion while fighting an evil witchcraft curse. The film is inspired by Italian witchcraft Stregheria and was shot all over Los Angeles earlier this year. Actress Shay Alexis makes her feature film debut and co-stars along with Owen Alabado (the gay indie hit Rock Haven), Suzy Cote (television’s “CSI” and “The Guardian”), and cult Australian personality Renae Boult (aka Abigail De’Ath and star of The Cloth Dagger).
Trick of the Witch will have its Los Angeles theatrical premiere in November followed by a New York run in February 2011. Other cities will follow in March and April.
The film marks Chris Morrissey’s fourth feature film. A couple of his earlier projects, the sci-fi B-movie spoof Lipgloss Explosion! and the cult midnight movie Superstar Female Serial Killer, will have special one-off theatrical midnight screenings alongside showings of Trick of the Witch during its L.A. run.
Dig on the goods below, and keep your eyes on the official Trick of the Witch website for more.
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