Here at Dread Central we love anthologies, and the latest to cross our radar, Do Not Disturb, brings a lot to the table. It comes from five directors tackling five short stories – all tied together in one dark, humorous film about what goes on behind the door of hotel room 316…
Each director was given a brief synopsis, eight rules to follow, and one day on a set to create his or her film. Do Not Disturb is a truly independent production born out of the desire to make a small and creepy film that would cost virtually nothing. The cast includes Diva Zappa, Eric Balfour, Jason Alan Smith, Troy Garity, Lindsay Pulsipher, Mali Elfman, Maureen Flannigan, Jonathan Majors, and John Reese. The directors are Eric Balfour, Laura Henry, Petro Papahadjopoulos, Jon Mann-Krieger, and Brandon Nicholas.
Here’s the lowdown on each story:
“Duccio’s Madonna” – First-time film director Eric Balfour’s dark-drama about a lonely man who pushes a hooker too far, only to find an eager maid happy to help him finish the job.
“Rocketman” – Music video director Petro Papahadjopoulos spins a Twilight Zone-esque, sci-fi tale about an astronaut who comes home to spend one romantic night with his wife only to find her a bit…alien.
“Prom” – Director Laura Henry lightens the mood with a sweet teenage romance between two boys visiting from the South, one in the closet and one out, both looking for “company” for the night.
“Intrinsic” – Newcomer Jon Mann-Krieger’s noir thriller about a man, a woman, a maid and the Mafia – it couldn’t be more organ-ic.
“Death Takes a Holiday Inn” – Director Brandon Nicholas cleans up the show with a spooky horror about a hotel maid caught in a ghostly mess.
Do Not Disturb will be available on VOD, iTunes, Amazon VOD, Blockbuster, Cinema Now and numerous other outlets on May 1st, 2011. Be sure to “like” the film by visiting the Do Not Disturb Facebook page, and for more visit the official Do Not Disturb website.