With the world premiere of DREAD’s Artik at this year’s Popcorn Frights in Ft. Lauderdale only a few weeks away, we want to tease a little more of the film. To that end, we’ve got a handful of new stills for you to check out, which you can do so in the gallery below!
Writer/director Tom Botchii explains, “It sounds funny but making Artik, a film about a murderer, was actually, kind of healing. Truth is, the character himself is loosely based on my dad and the character of Holton was based around an ex-girlfriend. So from the moment that I started writing, it felt like the story was just pouring out of me and releasing a lot of pent up emotion. And that was the original goal, do something that gets this off my chest, but also works as a small, independent horror production. Then, small began to morph into real which then changed into holy crap – it’s happening! And now, it feels like it’s truly starting to take on a life of its own.”
“A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.“
Artik stars Chase Williamson of John Dies at the End and The Guest fame as well as Lauren Ashley Carter, who appeared in our own films Black Site and Imitation Girl. Also starring in the movie are Matt Mercer (Contracted), Gavin White (14 Cameras), and Jerry G. Angelo (7 Faces of Jack the Ripper).