Set to World Premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is Michael Laicini and David Amito‘s indie Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, which puts a new spin on the presentation of film. While not found footage, the film opens with a documentary that leads into the viewing of the “world’s deadliest film” you’ve never seen, Antrum.
Here’s the trailer to go along with the festival’s writeup:
“There’s a reason why you haven’t seen ANTRUM: because you’d be dead. This occult-heavy horror film shot back in the ’70s focuses on a pair of young siblings who head into the woods to grieve over a dead pet and unwittingly discover a literal Hell on Earth. The film has achieved notoriety due to its troubled lifespan: A theater in Budapest screened it in 1988 and burned to the ground; several film festival programmers attempted to play it before mysteriously dying; and a violent and blood-drenched San Francisco riot followed a mid-’90s revival effort. Believed to be cursed, Antrum has since been untouched—until now.
“Bookending the original 35mm Antrum print with an all-new documentary about the film’s legend, filmmakers Michael Laicini and David Amito have packaged a truly singular viewing experience, one part catnip for film historians and a much bigger part experientially demonic cinema.”