Megan Freels Johnston’s horror thriller The Ice Cream Truck is hitting DVD today, November 14th. Special features include outtakes and the behind-the-scenes featurette “Making Murder.”
You can check out the DVD artwork and full rundown of the film below. After that let us know if you plan to pick it up on DVD!
From the Press Release:
Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck hits DVD November 14 via Uncork’d Entertainment. Available from Amazon, the DVD comes complete with outtakes and the behind-the-scenes featurette “Making Murder.”
The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (“Being Human,” “Gossip Girl”) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.
The Ice Cream Truck also stars Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, “Banshee”), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31), and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).
Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA. The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, her The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition.
As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather’s work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro-budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat, and Rue Morgue said the film “[was] worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending.”
Mary’s husband gets relocated for work, which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and… waits. Yet, in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbors. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways that she ever remembered.