Film Mode Entertainment announces the acquisition of a brand-new psychological thriller feature from Alpine Labs and director Tony E. Valenzuela, The Axe Murders of Villisca, starring Robert Adamson (Hollywood Heights), Jarrett Sleeper (Stranger Than Fiction), Alex Frnka (Vanity), Conchata Ferrell (Krampus) and Jon Gries (Taken). The film is director Tony E. Valenzuela’s (creator and founder of the popular genre YouTube channel BlackBoxTV) feature-length directorial debut and was written by Owen Egerton, story by Kevin Abrams and Tony E. Valenzuela.
The Axe Murders of Villisca focuses on the paranormal repercussions of what many consider to be the most horrifying unsolved murders in the United States. Now used as a tourist destination, the Villisca Axe Murder House has terrified visitors from around the world and is considered one of the most haunted houses in America. The film follows the present day story of three troubled teens who decide to break in and spend the night at the house, forever changing who they are and what is known about the original murders.
IFC Midnight has grabbed North American rights for The Axe Murders of Villisca hot off the success of the film’s LA Film Festival premiere.
The Axe Murders of Villisca was executive produced by Kevin Abrams and Jamie Denenberg and produced by Seth Caplan.