Set to World Premiere at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival (full lineup here) is Sun Choke, which stars “Freaks and Geeks” fav Sarah Hagan, You’re Next‘s Barbara Crampton and Sara Malakul Lane.
This morning the first trailer has been revealed for the Ben Cresciman-directed psychological thriller that screens Saturday May 2 in Estes Park, CO. It looks phenomenal. In it, Hagan appears to be the product of an overprotective parent, Crampton, who turns out not to be her biological mother. When Hagan’s character is granted access to the outside world, things appear to spin out of control. Don’t get too close to the sun, they say…
Here’s what it’s actually about:
“Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an obsession with a stranger, Janie’s buried demons begin to surface.”
“So much of horror takes place in darkness,” said Cresciman to THR. “I bring that kind of story into the sunlight.”