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HELL TOWN follows the melodramatic antics of high school seniors clashing over love, sex, and betrayal.
In the middle of all the one-sided infatuations, backstabbing bitchiness, bottled-up sexuality, sibling rivalry and general small-town angst, there is the “Letter Jacket Killer” who is killing students in a variety of sadistic ways.
As the body count rises and the blood pools closer to home, it becomes clear that one of our main characters is the killer…but who? Everyone, from the Prom Queen and Shirtless Jock to the Nosey Geek and Super Bitch, are all suspect. The tale of the Letter Jacket Killer is presented as a slice of soap opera.
Directors Balderson and Spear have carved the story as three consecutive mid-season episodes of a fictitious TV serial, including opening and closing credits. “The inspiration,” Balderson says, “comes from the Netflix model of the world.
It’s so much fun to binge-watch an addictive show—especially serials involving catfights, cliffhangers and murder.” HELL TOWN will premiere in April in Austin, TX as a special event presented by the Austin Horror Society. Additional screenings at Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in Charleston, S.C.
in May; in Chicago in June, and other film festivals will continue throughout 2015. Trailer, stills, showtimes and more: dikenga.com/#!helltown/cvd2 DIRECTORS Steve Balderson (Pep Squad, Firecracker, Watch Out, Stuck!, Casserole Club) Elizabeth Spear (Little Gods, The People You Know) CAST Amanda Deibert Chris Pudlo Pleasant Gehman Jennifer Grace Betti O. and more “Blackly comic… deliberately mannered… Steve and Liz manage(s) proceedings with an acute awareness of both soaps and slashers, never missing a trick … HELL TOWN works admirably as a pastiche of the slasher genre… a hoot to watch!” MJ SIMPSON, UK FILM CRITIC full advance review: mjsimpson-films.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/hell-town.html DIKENGA.com # # #