Now hitting the festival circuit is Gabriel Carrer’s indie In the House of Flies. Director Carrer and writer Angus McLellan are taking us back to the Eighties with this psychological thriller. The film stars punk-rock legend, social commentator, prominent writer, publisher, and actor Henry Rollins; award-winning Canadian actor Ryan Barrett; and newcomers Ryan Kotack and Lindsay Smith. And now we have the first clip from the film via Twitch. It depicts our two protagonists waking up in a cellar during a rainstorm with a laser sight on their foreheads.
The film “tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Smith) and Steve (Kotack), suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated, and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a psychological mind game with their diabolical hosts. Surrounded by several mysterious and locked suitcases – each containing valuable clues to their very own survival – Heather and Steve must exploit what remains of their bruised intellect and depleting sanity to escape the authority of their unidentified and brutal abductors (Rollins and Barrett). From this day forward, summer was never the same.”