Full disclosure: I produced this new anthology that’s set to World Premiere in TIFF’s Midnight Madness program.
Heading Southbound with this new anthology are directors Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence.
“Five intertwining tales of terror unfold along an endless desert highway. On a desolate stretch of road, weary travellers — two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation — are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.”
Radio Silence reunites after delivering fun scares with “10-31-98” in V/H/S and doing Devil’s Due for Fox. Bruckner, who is hard at work on the new Friday the 13th, directed by The Signal, as well as the “Amateur Night” segment from V/H/S. Benjamin produced V/H/S and V/H/S/2 with Tom and myself, and is making her directorial debut with Southbound. Horvath landed on our radar with his and Dallas Dallas Richard Hallam’s haunting indie Entrance.
Above is a shot from Bruckner’s piece, with a sneak at Benjamin’s work below. Watch for more goodies leading up to the World Premiere.
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.