As much as I cannot wait to get back out into the world and use up all the vacation time from 2020 my boss is bugging me to use I have to be doubly careful where I choose to go, when I am allowed to.
The pandemic has added and extra layer of worry, sure, but I’m usually pretty ignorant of how freely I walk the streets in some of the places I go, only to read up on them later and wonder how I survived the trip. That’s what makes the Tourist Horror genre so fun. It preys on your fears of being caught in a place where you were promised safety and pleasure only to experience fear and pain.
An exciting feature film anthology is coming to horror fans from WIHFF co-founder Samantha Kolesnik and Nathan Ludwig, founder of Genreblast Films, the new production label from Genreblast Film Festival (a MovieMaker Magazine 2021 Top 50 Genre Film Festival).
Indie publishing house, Grindhouse Press, released the critically acclaimed book, Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror in July 2020, edited by Kolesnik (author of True Crime). The book contains fourteen tales of vacations gone wrong and features a foreword from popular horror fiction critic, Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror”.
Kolesnik will co-produce the film with Ludwig which will feature five terrifying tales from the book. Confirmed to direct are WIHFF co-founder & fest director, Vanessa Ionta Wright (Rainy Season, I Baked him a Cake), WIHFF alum Michael Escobedo (The Daughters of Virtue), Samantha Kolesnik (Mama’s Boy), John Hale (The Conduit, Killer Caribou) and Jeremy Herbert (The Thing About Beecher’s Gate, The Things with the Glowing Green Eyes).
The directors will be adapting the stories Caught a Glimpse written by Patrick Lacey, Deep in the Heart written by Waylon Jordan, Taylor Family Vacation ’93 written by Jeremy Herbert, Unkindly Girls written by Hailey Piper and You’ve Been Saved written by S.E. Howard.The team launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo on February 1st, which, so far, has raised an astounding 59% of their initial goal. The objective is to secure enough funding to produce a sleek & stylized film for horror fans around the globe. The film is set to go into production in mid 2021. If you’d like to get involved and support the film, please visit the campaign page.
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February 11, 2021