It’s a horror dream-team terrifying enough to make the toughest genre lovers sleep with the lights on: legendary director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Stephen King’s Thinner) and beloved Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller have teamed up to create Rock Paper Dead, a twisted serial-killer thriller dripping with ‘80s throwback atmosphere.
And now, producers have set a world premiere: Oct. 21, 2017, at Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
“The chilling story of Rock Paper Dead follows a woman-killer known as the “The Doll Maker” (Luke McFarlane) and the detective (Michael Madsen) sworn to make him pay. When The Doll Maker escapes justice, Madsen’s Det. Dechert tracks him down to his ancestral home, where the madness is beginning again, this time centered on a new target, young Ashley (Jennifer Titus).”
The cast also includes icons Tatum O’Neal, Maureen McCormick and Ari Lehman, the first actor to portray Friday the 13th slasher Jason Vorhees.
Several members of the cast and creative team will be in attendance at the premiere.
The premiere will take place on Saturday night of Nightmares Film Festival at the renowned Gateway Film Center, named a top-20 North American art house by Sundance as well as Ohio’s best theater by Cosmopolitan magazine.
Nightmares will open Oct. 19 with director Adam Green introducing his new Hatchet sequel, Victor Crowley, and with one of 10 screenings in the world of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre installment, Leatherface.
Final feature and short selections are still being determined and will be announced the week of Sept. 27. Festival passes are available at GatewayFilmCenter.Org.