Jared Black is on a mission. He wanted to create a nightmare of a film and has done that with his upcoming movie Delirium. Now it’s nearly time for Black to unleash that chilling tale on audiences. He recently sat down with Dread Central to share his vision and an exclusive new trailer for Delirium
“Basically it started last February,” Black said. “I really wanted to make a unique movie and talked to some producer friends, and they said to just get the funding, connect people together and put your name on it and you’re going to see some good things.”
Following that advice, Black and his team got the ball rolling. “We pulled all of our strings with everyone,” Black said. “We stretched our budget as far as we possibly could.” The result was Delirium, a soon to be released psychological/supernatural thriller. “I found good talent and wanted to make something entertaining,” Black said.
At just 21 years of age, Black seems very young to be tackling some of the heavy subject matter in Delirium, but he assures us he’s speaking from experience. “I drew from my own life,” Black said. “As a child of divorce, I kind of know what that’s like, and you’re supposed to do what you know. So I wanted to tap into something I could really level with. But I didn’t want to be cliché. I wanted to be unique so the plot became a double-edged sword.”
As far as the F/X were concerned, Black knows how important they can be to a horror film, but he wanted to focus the violent imagery, making those scenes that did contain brutality that much more effective. “The movie is very scary throughout,” Black said, “but the violence I wanted to keep contained in only the necessary parts. We have this amazing scene in a massive precinct. We didn’t go over the top with the F/X to where it was unrealistic, but we really thought it out. We had this demon girl just ripping guards apart. We’ve got a guy getting his eyes gouged out. We have the demon girl actually jamming her hand down somebody’s throat and ripping out the esophagus, and it’s really gritty and gruesome.”
But when speaking of the production of Delirium, Black cannot say enough about the people he had working with him. “The cast is amazing,” Black said. “Nathan Polzin is beyond talented. He’s an up and comer, and he definitely carries the movie like a real star.” And the best thing about filming his first feature? “The family environment,” Black said. “This really was a family production. This could not have happened without an amazing family that was able to support me.”
Now we get our chance to see the slick new trailer for Black’s Delirium. He is currently in heavy discussion to distribute the film. We will have the info on any distro deal as soon as it becomes available. A summer release is targeted. Until then check out the official Delirium Facebook page and follow Delirium on Twitter (@deliriummovie).
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