Found footage may be, like, so 2010, but mockumentaries are still popular with horror fans. Strawberry Flavored Plastic is a crime horror mockumentary in the vain of Creep, Man Bites Dog, and Behind the Mask. When documenting the life and exploits of a serial killer, how culpable are the filmmakers? Where do you draw the line between observer and accomplice?
Strawberry Flavored Plastic was just acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures and, today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively unveil the film’s trailer and newest key art. Check out the trailer embedded at the top of the article and peep the key art and synopsis below.
Strawberry Flavored Plastic follows Errol and Ellis, two aspiring documentarians embarking on their first feature, who put out a feeler to their local community for individuals with interesting stories. They hear back from and settle on the tale of Noel, a man who has just been released from prison after a nine-year incarceration for a crime of passion. After several weeks of shooting, they inadvertently discover that Noel’s story is fabricated: he has never been to prison. They soon find out that he is an at-large and very active serial killer who has never been apprehended by authorities. Now too entangled and implicit in Noel’s horrific crimes, the duo are stuck between deciding on the right thing to do and possibly making the most sensationalized and infamous documentary ever made. They make their decision: to keep filming, and events spin increasingly and wildly out of control…
“Writer-director Colin Bemis has crafted a superb drama that fits perfectly into the current craze of the charming serial killer,” producer Cody Lyons tells us. “We couldn’t be more pleased with Breaking Glass and look forward to working together in the future.”
Strawberry Flavored Plastic is written and directed by Colin Bemis and stars Aidan Bristow, Nicholas Urda, and Andres Montejo. Look for it on DVD and VOD beginning May 7th.